|Pilot:||Joseph A. Walker||Taxi:|
15 minutes to
|Walker:||Helium shutoff switch now open. -65 and -55 on hydraulic temps. Data on. #1 APU coming on. #2 APU on. OK reset.|
|NASA 2:||003, start your turn right at 7 minutes.|
|Walker:||Data off and turn off electrical power switches. Engine oscillograph on, vibration recorders on.|
|NASA 2:||Joe, start your engine reset.|
|Walker:||Reset in just a second. Engine controls .......... going back up. Platform on internal. Fire extinguisher to automatic.|
|B-52:||Read cutout memory attitude when started to turn, like to have you get a reading on .......... looks good vertical velocity ..........|
|Walker:||SAS check OK, back to 8-8-8.|
|NASA 2:||Give us a ball temp.|
|B-52:||Holding 175. 5 minutes to launch.|
|NASA 2:||Joe, are you on X-15 oxygen?|
|NASA 2:||Joe, we had a temporary radio cutout, like to confirm cine camera pulses and check ventral armed.|
|B-52:||Pulses good, Joe, a11 3.|
|Walker:||Roger, pressurize. OK, earphone is off, we're on lower antenna, we are on X-15 radio.|
|B-52:||3 minutes, on heading.|
|Walker:||3 minutes, how do you read, NASA 2?|
|NASA 2:||Read you 5 square, how me?|
|B-52:||Doppler in specs. Platform in specs. Prime is good. 2 minutes to launch.|
|Walker:||2 minutes. 25,800' a second. O vertical velocity, good, attitude .......... push to test ball nose.|
|NASA 2:||Verify that 11 items have been checked through 48, over.|
|Walker:||B-52 .......... and APU's running is 9O and 70. Data and calibrate.|
|NASA 2:||Joe could you give us a Lox tank pressure?|
|Walker:||Lox tank pressure 50 ..............|
|B-52:||1 minute, arm switch on, light check, verify, Joe.|
|Walker:||Igniter ready light.|
|Walker:||Precool. Lox bearing -31 1/2. -41 on NH3. Pump idle.|
|B-52:||20 seconds. 10 seconds.|
|B-52:||Igniter idle good. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, release.|
|Walker:||.......... SAS malfunction.|
|NASA 2:||Everything looks good, Joe. Very good, Joe, 35 seconds, 50,000.|
|B-52:||6 miles, Joe.|
|NASA 2:||4000 feet a second, Joe .......... 70 seconds, 71, 72, shutdown, Joe. You're just to right of course, looking good. Coming up on 100, 000.|
|Walker:||Setting up Mach, stabilizer trim. Pulse, BCS pulse.|
|NASA 2:||We have you at 110,000, 4500' a second. Turn 10° left. Coming back down 90,000. .......... BCS switches off, Joe.|
|Walker:||OK, and my suit's inflated.|
|NASA 2:||OK, we show an increase in cabin pressure down here. NASA 1, we have lost the radar.|
|B-52:||Joe, if you can look out, these .......... clouds just about 20 miles north of base.|
|NASA 1:||NASA 2, we have radar, we will take control.|
|NASA 1:||Joe, BCS switches off, you are at 2400' per second.|
|Walker:||.......... and I have the field in sight if you're worried about that ...........|
|NASA 1:||You're looking real good, Joe.|
|Walker:||I'm getting a heading of 200 feet ..........|
|NASA 1:||Right, Joe, your present heading is real good, in between Rosamond and Edwards. What's your altitude, Joe?|
|Walker:||I'm switching over to center stick. I'm showing 59,000.|
|NASA 1:||Joe we have you at 62,000, do not use speed brakes. You can go to jettison any time now.|
|Walker:||OK on jettison, peroxide jettison switch off.|
|NASA 1:||Turn another 5° left.|
|Chase:||Are you jettisoning now, Joe?|
|Walker:||Affirmative on jettisoning. Showing 45,000.|
|NASA 1:||Joe, we have you approximately 25 miles NW.|
|Chase:||Haven't seen a jettison failure .........|
|Walker:||.......... tank pressure going down.|
|NASA 1:||Chase 4, he is about 5 miles SW of Saltdale.|
|Walker:||And I'm flying 8° angle of attack here.|
|NASA 1:||Your present heading looking real good. Do you still have the field in sight?|
|Walker:||I have the south end of the lake bed in sight.|
|NASA 1:||Your present heading looks like it will take you to the north edge of the lake.|
|Walker:||Going to have to go a little faster, maximum L/D to keep from getting in a stall buffet.|
|NASA 1:||42,000 feet, Joe, approximately 15 miles NW.|
|Chase:||Want another reading?|
|NASA 1:||Affirmative, he is south SW of Saltdale, 10 miles.|
|Walker:||Flying about 140 at the moment.|
|Chase:||OK Joe. This cloud coverage here is scattered ......... 20 and 30,000.|
|Walker:||Coming up on 33,000 flying over top of .... tending to thicken out over there.|
|NASA 1:||Chase 4, he is about 3 miles north of Hiway 66, almost true north of NASA.|
|Chase 4:||OK, I've got him right now. I don't know if I'll have him in another minute or not. .|
|NASA 1:||We have you about 4 miles out, Joe.|
|Chase 4:||I've lost you right now.|
|Walker:||OK, going in to right turn for a pattern. 300 knots.|
|NASA 1:||Joe, what's your pressurize tank handle position?|
|Walker:||OK, pressurize. OK, turn on base. Ready to jettison ventral.|
|Chase:||Hold about 2 seconds, go ahead.|
|Chase:||Nose gear down ...... Beauty, Joe!|
|NASA 1:||Complete post flight check off list and cycling of reaction control handle also.|
#1 system 3200, Hyd. #2 3400.
2 sources, #1 is 0 and #2 23, 2250.
Bearing Temp 80.
Hyd Temp, #1 +60, #2 +55.
Peroxide Tank Press 600.
Engine Helium source Press l00#.
#l l900, #2 l900.
Cabin Source Press 1400.
Heading is 200 .......
Inertial height climbing to 23,000 feet.
Got a pretty good .......... on altitude, shutdown at peak on the flight - come out about what the radar said.
Inertial Climb is 400' a sec. up.
Total velocity is showing 600' a sec.
Stable Platform off, going off with APU switches.