CAPCOM

Very good. Are you going to start your balloon test?

Scott Carpenter

The balloon is out. I don't see any reason for not leaving it on through the dark side, and I just saw a particle going by at about 2 or 3 feet per second.

CAPCOM

Roger, understand. According to flight plan, you're supposed to go to FBW about now, and he says you're on auto mode and I wondered if you plan to go through with this. Over.

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Scott Carpenter

That is negative. I think that the fact that I'm low on fuel dictates that I stay on auto as long as the fuel consumption on automatic is not excessive. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger, Aurora Seven. Congratulations on your trip so far and I'm glad everything has gone …

Scott Carpenter

Thank you very much.

Scott Carpenter

I now have the wide, blue horizon band. It looks to be, at this time Capsule elapsed 02 0700, to be about the diameter underneath the sun. It seems to be the same thickness underneath the sun as the sun's diameter. North and south it becomes less distinct and lighter. It extends up farther from the horizon.

CAPCOM

Roger, Aurora Seven. That's a hard one to pronounce, anything that we can do for you …

Scott Carpenter

Negative. I think everything is going quite well.

CAPCOM

Roger, We'll be waiting. Out.

Scott Carpenter

Roger. See you next time.

CAPCOM

Aurora Seven, this is Indian Ocean Ship. Over.

Scott Carpenter

Roger, Indian Cap Com. Loud and clear. How me?

CAPCOM

Roger. Loud and clear. We have had transmitter trouble on your previous run. We just got a message from the Cape . . . to conserve fuel. I monitored part of your transmission to Zanzibar and understand . . . the situation.

CAPCOM

Do you have retrosequence times for 2 Delta, 2 Echo and Golf?

Scott Carpenter

That is negative. I have the nominals.

CAPCOM

Roger. 2 Delta and 2 Echo are still nominal. Area Golf is 03 00 29, 03 00 29.

CAPCOM

Roger, Aurora Seven, I read you loud and clear. Do you have any comments for the . . . Ocean?

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Scott Carpenter

That is Roger. I believe we may have some automatic mode difficulty. Let me cheek fly-by-wire a minute.

Scott Carpenter

All thrusters are okay.

Scott Carpenter

However, the gyros do not seem to be indicating properly.

Scott Carpenter

And that is not correct either. The gyros are . . . are okay; but on ASCS standby. It may be an orientation problem. I'll orient visually and . . . see if that will help out the ASCS problem.

CAPCOM

Aurora Seven from Indian Cap Com. Your blood pressure on your . . . fairly high and you are supposed to, if possible, give a blood pressure over Indian Ocean Ship.

Scott Carpenter

Roger. I've put blood pressure up on the air already. Over.

CAPCOM

Say again, Aurora.

Scott Carpenter

Blood pressure is on the air now.

Flight Surgeon

Blood pressure is coming through fine.

CAPCOM

Your blood pressure is coming through fine.

CAPCOM

Aurora Seven, this is Indian Cap Com. We have lost telemetry contact. How do you read me? Over.

Scott Carpenter

Roger. Still reading you okay.

CAPCOM

. . . report to Cape you have checked fly-by-wire and all thrusters are okay. Is there anything else?

Scott Carpenter

That is negative. Except this problem with steam vent temperature. I'm going—I'll open the visor a minute; that'll cool—it seems cooler with the visor open.

CAPCOM

Roger. Did you take xylose?

Scott Carpenter

That is negative. I will do so now.

CAPCOM

Aurora Seven, confirm you've checked fly-by-wire and all thrusters okay.

Scott Carpenter

Roger. Fly-by-wire is checked; all thrusters are okay.

CAPCOM

Aurora Seven, Indian Ocean Cap Com. I do not read your transmission.

Scott Carpenter

Roger. Indian Cap Com, Aurora Seven.

Scott Carpenter

Well, I have—I am in record only, and I am getting warm now.

Scott Carpenter

Don't know what to with the cabin.

Scott Carpenter

I'll turn it up and see what happens.