CAPCOM

Okay, Rcal off. We suggest you go to manual at this point and preserve your auto fuel. Low at this point.

Scott Carpenter

Roger. Going to manual now.

Scott Carpenter

At this time I'm reading 45-70 [percent] on fuel.

CAPCOM

Rog. Understand 45-70 [percent].

Scott Carpenter

Cabin.temperature is 107 [degrees].

CAPCOM

Cabin 107 [degrees].

CAPCOM

I don't believe you've ever received any sunrise, sunset times.

Scott Carpenter

Roger. Give me the whole lot of them, Deke, or the ones that are coming. Give me rise, set, and rise.

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CAPCOM

Roger. Will do. Your next sunrise will be 02 50 00.

CAPCOM

Sunset 03 41 20.

CAPCOM

Sunrise 04 19 00.

CAPCOM

Well, it sounds like you're doing real well up there, Dad.

Scott Carpenter

Roger. It's a little warm.

CAPCOM

I suspect so.

CAPCOM

Been riding your horse the last couple of days.

CAPCOM

For your information, Cape informs that if we don't stay on manual for quite a spell here we'll probably have to end this orbit.

Scott Carpenter

I'll be sure and stay on manual.

CAPCOM

You've got a lot of drift left here yet too.

CAPCOM

You've got drift capability left yet, too.

CAPCOM

Did you see any lights over the Australian . . .?

Scott Carpenter

I did. That is, Roger. I did see some lights. I couldn't identify them, however.

CAPCOM

Roger. Understand.

CAPCOM

Would you give us another readout on your suit steam temp? Has this changed any?

Scott Carpenter

It may have gone down just a tad. It's about zero now; I mean about 70 [degrees] now. It was a little bit higher. The visor is closed and I'm beginning to feel a little cooler.

CAPCOM

We indicated 2-degree drop at suit inlet, so it sounds like you're making out a bit.

Scott Carpenter

Roger. My control mode now, Deke, is manual; gyros free; and the maneuver is off.

CAPCOM

Roger. I understand. Manual; gyro free; and maneuver off.

Scott Carpenter

Roger

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CAPCOM

Aurora Seven, this is Muchea Cap Com. Are you reading?

Scott Carpenter

Still reading, Muchea.

CAPCOM

We are just kind of leaving you alone. How is your balloon doing, incidentally?

Scott Carpenter

I haven't found it since it got dark. It's—it's—it rambles quite a bit, Deke. It's not inflated fully, and it doesn't stretch out on the line tight like I expected. It bounces in and out and oscillates up and down and sideways. Have no good tensiometer readings yet.

CAPCOM

Aurora Seven, Aurora Seven, this is Woomera Cap Com. How do you read? Over.

Scott Carpenter

Hello, Woomera. Aurora Seven. Loud and clear. How me?

CAPCOM

Roger. You are loud and clear, also.

CAPCOM

We copied your transmission over Muchea. Understand you still have the balloon on. Is that an affirmative?

Scott Carpenter

That is affirmative. I have the balloon on. However, I haven't seen it for some time. It wanders quite a bit and I do not have it in sight at this moment. I believe that—it might be visible against the earth background at this time.

CAPCOM

Roger. Do you see the moon at all?

Scott Carpenter

I am faced the wrong way and limited in maneuverability I have left because of my fuel state. I can see the terminator between moonlit side, and unmoonlit side. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger. Understand.