CAPCOM

Everything continues to look very good here on the ground. I've got a reading here on the ground for cabin pressure. This is for your information, is 4.8 [psia]. Now, this does take the trend that has been set up considerably. The suit pressure comes in at 4.9 [psia].

CAPCOM

We find now that the the O2 partial pressure is fluctuating slightly, and the—hanging around 4.2 [psia].

CAPCOM

O2 partial pressure is fluctuating—4.2 [psia]—Over.

Scott Carpenter

Roger, copied, George, thank you.

CAPCOM

As I said before, everything looks very good here. Surgeon is after me here for you to try another blood pressure. Is this convenient?

Scott Carpenter

Negative. I won't be able to hold still for it now. I've got the sunrise to worry about.

CAPCOM

Okay. Roger. We have no further queries. If you have any comments we'll be listening down here.

Scott Carpenter

Negative. I have a beautiful sunrise through the window. I'll record it so you can see it.

CAPCOM

Aurora Seven, Aurora Seven, Hawaii Com Tech. How do you read me? Over.

Scott Carpenter

Roger, Hawaii, Aurora Seven. Loud and clear. How me?

CAPCOM

Aurora Seven, this is Cap Com. Can you give me a short report, please.

Scott Carpenter

Roger. My control mode is manual; gyros caged; maneuver off. Stand by one. My status is good and the capsule status is good. I want to get some pictures of the sunrise. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger. Give me the short report first.

Scott Carpenter

Roger. Fuel is 45-62 [percent]. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger. 45 and 62 [percent].

CAPCOM

Aurora Seven. Did you drink over Canton; did you drink any water over Canton?

Scott Carpenter

That is negative. I will do, shortly.

CAPCOM

Roger, Surgeon feels that this is advisable.

CAPCOM

Do you have an auto-fuel warning light?

Scott Carpenter

That is right. I have reported it, and I believe I reported it a long time ago. It is covered with tape at the moment.

CAPCOM

Aurora Seven, Aurora Seven, Cap Com. Cape Flight advises me that we—that they expected the cabin to do such.

CAPCOM

. . . temperature exhaust . . . steam exhaust?

Scott Carpenter

Roger. Suit exhaust is 70 [degrees]. Cabin exhaust is 49 [degrees].

CAPCOM

Aurora Seven. This is Cap Com. Would like for you to return to gyros normal and see what kind of indication we have; whether or not your window view agrees with your gyros.

Scott Carpenter

I have some more of the white particles in view below the capsule. They appear to be traveling exactly my speed. There is one drifting off. It's going faster than I am as a matter of fact.

CAPCOM

Roger. Understand.

Scott Carpenter

I haven't seen the great numbers of these particles, but I've seen a few of them. Their motion is random; they look exactly like snowflakes to me.

CAPCOM

Roger. Have you tried returning …

Scott Carpenter

Negative. Let me get within scanner limits first.

Scott Carpenter

I must adjust my attitude to within scanner limits first.

Scott Carpenter

There were some more of those—little particles. They definitely look like snowflakes this time.

CAPCOM

Roger. Understand. Your particles look like definite snowflakes.

CAPCOM

Can we get a blood pressure from you, Scott?

Scott Carpenter

Roger. Blood pressure—start—now. I have the balloon—now—pretty steadily below me, not oscillating. And go to gyros normal. Gyros normal now.

CAPCOM

Roger. TM indicates your—zero pitch.

CAPCOM

LOS, Scott, we've had LOS. Can you read me? Over.

Comm Tech

Aurora Seven, Aurora Seven, this is California Com Tech, California Com Tech. Do you hear me? Over.

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Scott Carpenter

Hello Cal Com Tech, Aurora Seven. Loud and clear. How me?

Comm Tech

Aurora Seven, Aurora Seven, this is California Com Tech, California Com Tech. Do you hear? Over.

Scott Carpenter

Hello. California Com Tech, Aurora Seven. Loud and clear. How me?

Comm Tech

We're reading you loud and clear, also. Stand by for Cap Com.

CAPCOM

Aurora Seven, California. How do you read?

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Scott Carpenter

Hello, Al, loud and clear. How me?

CAPCOM

You're loud and clear, Scotty. Short report.

Scott Carpenter

Roger. Control mode is manual, gyros normal, maneuver off. Fuel is 45-50 [percent]. Balloon is out. Oxygen 81-100 [percent]. And my status is good. The capsule status is good, except I'm unable to get a reasonable suit steam exhaust temperature. Still reading 70 [degrees]. Over.

CAPCOM

Roger, seems to me as long as suit inlet is going down that you could continue to increase flow until you feel comfortable.

CAPCOM

Understand you're GO for orbit three.

Scott Carpenter

I am—-Roger. I am GO for orbit three.

CAPCOM

Seven, this is California.

CAPCOM

General Kraft is still somewhat concerned about auto fuel. Use as little auto; use no auto fuel unless you have to prior to retrosequence time. And I think maybe you might increase flow to your inverter heat exchanger to try to bring the temperature down. They are not critical yet, however.

Scott Carpenter

Roger, I have gone from 4 to 5 on the inverter at this time. And I think I'll increase just a tad on the suit.

CAPCOM

Roger. You're sounding good here. Give you a period of quiet while I send Z and R cal.

CAPCOM

Seven, this is California sending Z cal on my mark.

CAPCOM

Stand by for R cal 3, 2, 1.

Scott Carpenter

All right now, I'm beginning to get all of those various particles, they—they're way out. I can see some that are a 100 feet out.

C

Roger. R cal off.

Scott Carpenter

They all look like snowflakes to me. No don't—they do not glow of their own accord.

CAPCOM

Roger, Seven. Do you—have you . . . perspire or have you stopped perspiring at the moment?

Scott Carpenter

No, I'm still perspiring, Al. I think I'll open up the visor and take a drink of water.

CAPCOM

Roger. Sounds like a good idea.

CAPCOM

Seven, would you give us a blood pressure, please, in between swallows.

Scott Carpenter

Okay, there's your blood pressure. I took about 20 swallows of water. Tasted pretty good.

CAPCOM

Roger, Seven. We're sure of that, we're getting Alpha times and—Hotel. You have Hotel, I know. How about 3 Alpha?

Scott Carpenter

Roger, and Mark now a tensiometer reading. It's as tight as I've seen the string. Mark another tensiometer reading.

CAPCOM

Roger. We have those.

Scott Carpenter

Now say again your last question?

CAPCOM

Do you have 3 Alpha of 03 11 00?

CAPCOM

That is correct.

CAPCOM

Seven, this is California. Do you still read?

Scott Carpenter

Roger. Loud and clear.

CAPCOM

Roger, we have no further inquiries. See you next time.

CAPCOM

Aurora Seven, Guaymas Cap Com.

Scott Carpenter

Hello, Guaymas. Go ahead.

CAPCOM

Roger, we're reading you loud and clear. We'd like to conduct a wobulator test here. We use White Sands whenever you give us the word.

Scott Carpenter

Roger, I have one; it's the yaw gyro on the stop at this time.

CAPCOM

Is your wobulator on now?

Scott Carpenter

Yes, the wobulator is on.