Apollo 15 Timeline

 

 

Event

GET

(hhh:mm:ss)

GMT

Time

GMT

Date

Terminal countdown started.

-028:00:00

23:00:00

24 Jul 1971

Scheduled 9-hour 34-minute hold at T-9 hours.

-009:00:00

18:00:00

25 Jul 1971

Countdown resumed at T-9 hours.

-009:00:00

03:34:00

26 Jul 1971

Scheduled 1-hour hold at T-3 hours 30 minutes.

-003:30:00

09:04:00

26 Jul 1971

Countdown resumed at T-3 hours 30 minutes.

-003:30:00

10:04:00

26 Jul 1971

Guidance reference release.

-000:00:16.939

13:33:43

26 Jul 1971

S-IC engine start command.

-000:00:08.9

13:33:51

26 Jul 1971

S-IC engine ignition (#5).

-000:00:06.50

13:33:53

26 Jul 1971

All S-IC engines thrust OK.

-000:00:01.4

13:33:58

26 Jul 1971

Range zero.

000:00:00.00

13:34:00

26 Jul 1971

All holddown arms released (1st motion) (1.08 g).

000:00:00.3

13:34:00

26 Jul 1971

Liftoff (umbilical disconnected).

000:00:00.58

13:34:00

26 Jul 1971

Tower clearance yaw maneuver started.

000:00:01.68

13:34:01

26 Jul 1971

Yaw maneuver ended.

000:00:09.66

13:34:09

26 Jul 1971

Pitch and roll maneuver started.

000:00:12.21

13:34:12

26 Jul 1971

Roll maneuver ended.

000:00:23.02

13:34:23

26 Jul 1971

Mach 1 achieved.

000:01:05.0

13:35:05

26 Jul 1971

Maximum bending moment (80,000,000 lbf-in).

000:01:20.1

13:35:20

26 Jul 1971

Maximum dynamic pressure (768.58 lb/ft2).

000:01:22.0

13:35:22

26 Jul 1971

S-IC center engine cutoff command.

000:02:15.96

13:36:16

26 Jul 1971

Pitch maneuver ended.

000:02:36.94

13:36:36

26 Jul 1971

S-IC outboard engine cutoff. Maximum total inertial acceleration (3.97 g).

000:02:39.56

13:36:39

26 Jul 1971

S-IC maximum Earth-fixed velocity.

000:02:40.00

13:36:40

26 Jul 1971

S-IC/S-II separation command.

000:02:41.2

13:36:41

26 Jul 1971

S-II engine start command.

000:02:41.9

13:36:41

26 Jul 1971

S-II ignition.

000:02:43.0

13:36:43

26 Jul 1971

S-II aft interstage jettisoned.

000:03:11.2

13:37:11

26 Jul 1971

Launch escape tower jettisoned.

000:03:15.9

13:37:15

26 Jul 1971

Iterative guidance mode initiated.

000:03:22.62

13:37:22

26 Jul 1971

S-IC apex.

000:04:37.562

13:38:37

26 Jul 1971

S-II maximum total inertial acceleration (1.79 g). S-II center engine cutoff.

000:07:39.56

13:41:39

26 Jul 1971

S-II outboard engine cutoff.

000:09:09.06

13:43:09

26 Jul 1971

S-II maximum Earth-fixed velocity.

000:09:10.00

13:43:10

26 Jul 1971

S-II/S-IVB separation command.

000:09:10.1

13:43:10

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB 1st burn start command.

000:09:10.20

13:43:10

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB 1st burn ignition.

000:09:13.20

13:43:13

26 Jul 1971

S-II apex.

000:09:13.225

13:43:13

26 Jul 1971

S-IC impact (theoretical).

000:09:20.839

13:43:20

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB ullage case jettisoned.

000:09:21.8

13:43:21

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB 1st burn maximum total inertial acceleration (0.65 g). S-IVB 1st burn cutoff.

000:11:34.67

13:45:34

26 Jul 1971

Earth orbit insertion. S-IVB 1st burn maximum Earth-fixed velocity.

000:11:44.67

13:45:44

26 Jul 1971

Orbital navigation started.

000:11:56.3

13:45:56

26 Jul 1971

Maneuver to local horizontal attitude started.

000:13:15.7

13:47:15

26 Jul 1971

S-II impact (theoretical).

000:19:43.912

13:53:43

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB 2nd burn restart preparation.

002:40:24.80

16:14:24

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB 2nd burn restart command.

002:49:54.90

16:23:54

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB 2nd burn ignition.

002:50:02.90

16:24:02

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB 2nd burn cutoff and maximum total inertial acceleration (1.40 g).

002:55:53.61

16:29:53

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB 2nd burn maximum Earth-fixed velocity.

002:55:54.00

16:29:54

26 Jul 1971

Translunar injection.

002:56:03.61

16:30:03

26 Jul 1971

Orbital navigation started.

002:58:26.0

16:32:26

26 Jul 1971

Maneuver to local horizontal attitude started.

002:58:26.2

16:32:26

26 Jul 1971

Maneuver to transposition and docking attitude started.

003:10:54.6

16:44:54

26 Jul 1971

CSM separated from S-IVB.

003:22:27.2

16:56:27

26 Jul 1971

TV transmission started.

003:25

16:34

26 Jul 1971

CSM docked with LM/S-IVB.

003:33:49.5

17:07:49

26 Jul 1971

TV transmission ended.

003:50

16:34

26 Jul 1971

CSM/LM ejected from S-IVB.

004:18:01.2

17:52:01

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB APS evasive maneuver ignition.

004:40:01.8

18:14:01

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB APS evasive maneuver cutoff.

004:41:22.0

18:15:22

26 Jul 1971

Maneuver to S-IVB LOX dump attitude initiated.

004:49:41.8

18:23:41

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB lunar impact maneuver - CVS venting closed.

004:56:40.6

18:30:40

26 Jul 1971

 S-IVB lunar impact maneuver - LOX dump. Start of unplanned velocity increment due to J-2

   engine control helium dump.

 

005:01:20.6

 

18:35:20

 

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB lunar impact maneuver - CVS vent opened.

005:01:40.6

18:35:40

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB lunar impact maneuver - LOX dump ended.

005:02:08.7

18:36:08

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB lunar impact maneuver - J-2 engine control helium dump ended.

005:18:51

18:52:51

26 Jul 1971

Maneuver to attitude required for final S-IVB APS burn initiated.

005:27:13.5

19:01:13

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB lunar impact maneuver - 1st APS ignition.

005:46:00.7

19:20:00

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB lunar impact maneuver - 1st APS cutoff.

005:52:01.9

19:26:01

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB lunar impact maneuver - Start of 1st unplanned velocity increment due to instrument

   unit thermal control system water valve operations and APS attitude engine reactions.

 

006:18:00

 

19:52:00

 

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB lunar impact maneuver - End of 1st velocity increment due to IU/TCS and APS effects.

006:23:00

19:57:00

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB lunar impact maneuver - Start of 2nd velocity increment due to IU/TCS and APS

   effects.

 

006:58:00

 

20:32:00

 

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB lunar impact maneuver - End of 2nd velocity increment due to IU/TCS and APS effects.

007:03:00

20:37:00

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB lunar impact maneuver - Start of 3rd velocity increment due to IU/TCS and APS effects.

007:38:00

21:12:00

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB lunar impact maneuver - End of 3rd velocity increment due to IU/TCS and APS effects.

007:43:00

21:17:00

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB lunar impact maneuver - Start of 4th velocity increment due to IU/TCS and APS effects.

008:18:00

21:52:00

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB lunar impact maneuver - End of 4th velocity increment due to IU/TCS and APS effects.

008:23:00

21:57:00

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB lunar impact maneuver - Start of 5th velocity increment due to IU/TCS and APS effects.

008:53:00

22:27:00

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB lunar impact maneuver - End of 5th velocity increment due to IU/TCS and APS effects.

008:58:00

22:32:00

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB lunar impact maneuver - Start of 6th velocity increment due to IU/TCS and APS effects.

009:28:00

23:02:00

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB lunar impact maneuver - End of 6th velocity increment due to IU/TCS and APS effects.

009:33:00

23:07:00

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB lunar impact maneuver - 2nd APS ignition.

010:00:01

23:34:01

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB lunar impact maneuver - 2nd APS cutoff.

010:01:12

23:35:12

26 Jul 1971

S-IVB 0.3° per second solar heating avoidance roll command.

010:19:22

23:53:22

26 Jul 1971

Midcourse correction ignition.

028:40:22.0

18:14:22

27 Jul 1971

Midcourse correction cutoff.

028:40:22.8

18:14:22

27 Jul 1971

Sextant photography test started.

032:00

21:34

27 Jul 1971

Sextant photography test ended.

032:50

22:24

27 Jul 1971

Preparations for LM ingress.

033:25

22:59

27 Jul 1971

CDR and LMP entered LM for checkout.

033:56

23:30

27 Jul 1971

TV transmission of CM and LM interiors started.

034:55

00:29

28 Jul 1971

TV transmission of CM and LM interiors ended.

035:46

01:20

28 Jul 1971

CDR and LMP entered CM.

036:55

02:29

28 Jul 1971

Visual light flash phenomenon observations started.

051:37

17:11

28 Jul 1971

Visual light flash phenomenon observations ended.

052:33

18:07

28 Jul 1971

LM housekeeping.

056:26

22:00

28 Jul 1971

LM ingress and housekeeping.

056:26

22:00

28 Jul 1971

CDR and LMP entered LM for checkout.

057:00

22:34

28 Jul 1971

CDR and LMP entered CM.

058:00

23:34

28 Jul 1971

Equigravisphere.

063:55:20

05:29:20

29 Jul 1971

Midcourse correction ignition.

073:31:14.81

15:05:14

29 Jul 1971

Midcourse correction cutoff.

073:31:15.72

15:05:15

29 Jul 1971

Scientific instrument module door jettisoned.

074:06:47.1

15:40:47

29 Jul 1971

Lunar orbit insertion ignition (SPS).

078:31:46.70

20:05:46

29 Jul 1971

Lunar orbit insertion cutoff.

078:38:25.06

20:12:25

29 Jul 1971

S-IVB impact on lunar surface.

079:24:42.9

20:58:42

29 Jul 1971

Orbital science photography started.

080:35

22:09

29 Jul 1971

Orbital science photography ended.

080:50

22:24

29 Jul 1971

Terminator photography.

082:00

23:34

29 Jul 1971

Descent orbit insertion ignition (SPS).

082:39:49.09

00:13:49

30 Jul 1971

Descent orbit insertion cutoff.

082:40:13.62

00:14:13

30 Jul 1971

CSM landmark tracking.

083:45

01:19

30 Jul 1971

Terminator photography.

084:35

02:09

30 Jul 1971

TV transmission of landing site started.

095:00

12:34

30 Jul 1971

TV transmission of landing site ended.

095:10

12:44

30 Jul 1971

Descent orbit trim ignition (RCS).

095:56:44.70

13:30:44

30 Jul 1971

Descent orbit trim cutoff.

095:57:15.10

13:31:15

30 Jul 1971

CDR and LMP entered LM for activation, checkout, and platform alignment.

098:00

15:34

30 Jul 1971

CM/LM undocking failure due to loose CM/LM umbilical.

100:14

17:48

30 Jul 1971

LM undocking and separation.

100:39:16.2

18:13:16

30 Jul 1971

CSM orbit circularization ignition (SPS).

101:38:58.98

19:12:59

30 Jul 1971

CSM orbit circularization cutoff.

101:39:02.65

19:13:02

30 Jul 1971

CSM lunar surface landmark tracking.

102:35

20:09

30 Jul 1971

LM landing radar on.

104:25:13.0

21:59:13

30 Jul 1971

LM powered descent engine ignition.

104:30:09.4

22:04:09

30 Jul 1971

LM throttle to full-throttle position.

104:30:35.9

22:04:35

30 Jul 1971

LM manual target (landing site) update.

104:31:44.2

22:05:44

30 Jul 1971

LM pitchover started.

104:33:10.4

22:07:10

30 Jul 1971

LM landing radar range data good.

104:33:26.2

22:07:26

30 Jul 1971

LM landing radar altitude data good.

104:33:38.2

22:07:38

30 Jul 1971

LM landing radar updates enabled.

104:33:50.2

22:07:50

30 Jul 1971

LM throttle down.

104:37:31.1

22:11:31

30 Jul 1971

LM approach phase program selected.

104:39:32.2

22:13:32

30 Jul 1971

LM landing radar antenna to position 2.

104:39:39.0

22:13:39

30 Jul 1971

LM 1st landing point redesignation.

104:39:40.0

22:13:40

30 Jul 1971

LM landing radar switched to low scale.

104:40:13.0

22:14:13

30 Jul 1971

LM attitude hold mode selected.

104:41:08.7

22:15:08

30 Jul 1971

LM landing phase program selected.

104:41:10.2

22:15:10

30 Jul 1971

LM powered descent engine cutoff.

104:42:28.6

22:16:28

30 Jul 1971

LM lunar landing (right side and forward footpad contact).

104:42:29.3

22:16:29

30 Jul 1971

LM final settling.

104:42:31.1

22:16:31

30 Jul 1971

CSM orbital science photography.

106:00

23:34

30 Jul 1971

Stand-up EVA started (Scott).

106:42:49

00:16:49

31 Jul 1971

Stand-up EVA ended.

107:15:56

00:49:56

31 Jul 1971

CSM orbital science photography.

108:00

01:34

31 Jul 1971

CSM orbital science photography.

108:40

02:14

31 Jul 1971

CSM bistatic radar test.

110:00

03:34

31 Jul 1971

1st EVA started (LM cabin depressurized).

119:39:17

13:13:17

31 Jul 1971

TV transmission started for 1st EVA.

119:52:45

13:26:45

31 Jul 1971

Contingency sample collected.

120:00:05

13:34:05

31 Jul 1971

Lunar rover vehicle (LRV) offloaded.

120:18:31

13:52:31

31 Jul 1971

LRV deployed.

120:31:33

14:05:33

31 Jul 1971

LRV configured for traverse.

121:24:03

14:58:03

31 Jul 1971

Departed for station 1.

121:44:55

15:18:55

31 Jul 1971

Arrived at station 1. Performed radial sampling, gathered documented samples, and performed

   panoramic photography.

 

122:10:46

 

15:44:46

 

31 Jul 1971

Departed for station 2.

122:22:36

15:56:36

31 Jul 1971

Arrived at station 2. Gathered samples, obtained a double core tube sample and performed

   stereopanoramic and 500 mm photography.

 

122:34:44

 

16:08:44

 

31 Jul 1971

CSM deep space measurements.

122:40

16:14

31 Jul 1971

CSM sunrise solar corona photography.

123:05

16:39

31 Jul 1971

Departed for LM.

123:26:02

17:02

31 Jul 1971

Arrived at LM. Offloaded and deployed Apollo lunar surface experiment package (ALSEP),

   laser ranging retroreflector, and solar wind composition experiment.

 

123:59:39

 

17:33:39

 

31 Jul 1971

CSM sunset solar corona photography.

124:30

18:04

31 Jul 1971

CSM lunar libration photography.

125:00

18:34

31 Jul 1971

1st ALSEP data received on Earth.

125:18:00

18:52

31 Jul 1971

TV transmission ended for 1st EVA.

125:55

19:29

31 Jul 1971

Cold cathode gage experiment turned on. CSM orbital science photography.

126:00

19:34

31 Jul 1971

1st EVA ended (cabin repressurized).

126:11:59

19:45:59

31 Jul 1971

Heat flow experiment turned on.

126:13

19:47

31 Jul 1971

CSM bistatic radar test.

131:40

01:14

01 Aug 1971

CSM orbital science photography.

142:00

11:34

01 Aug 1971

2nd EVA started (cabin depressurized).

142:14:48

11:48:48

01 Aug 1971

Equipment prepared for LRV traverse.

142:25:04

11:59:04

01 Aug 1971

TV transmission started for 2nd EVA.

142:35

12:09

01 Aug 1971

Departed for station 6.

143:10:43

12:44:43

01 Aug 1971

Arrived at station 6. Gathered samples, obtained a single core tube sample, obtained a special

   environmental sample from trench, and performed panoramic and 500 mm photography

   tasks.

 

 

143:53:46

 

 

13:27:46

 

 

01 Aug 1971

CSM Earthshine photography.

144:10:32

13:44:32

01 Aug 1971

Departed for station 6a.

144:58:49

14:32:49

01 Aug 1971

Arrived at station 6a. Gathered samples and performed panoramic photography tasks.

145:01:11

14:35:11

01 Aug 1971

Departed for station 7.

145:22:40

14:56:40

01 Aug 1971

Arrived at station 7. Gathered selected samples, a comprehensive soil sample, and performed

   panoramic photography.

 

145:26:25

 

15:00:25

 

01 Aug 1971

Departed for station 4.

146:16:09

15:50:09

01 Aug 1971

Arrived at station 4. Gathered samples and performed panoramic photography.

146:28:59

16:02:59

01 Aug 1971

CSM deep space measurements.

146:30

16:04

01 Aug 1971

Departed for LM.

146:45:44

16:19:44

01 Aug 1971

Arrived at LM. Offloaded samples and configured LRV for trip to station 8 (ALSEP site).

147:08:09

16:42:09

01 Aug 1971

Departed for station 8.

147:19:33

16:53:33

01 Aug 1971

CSM orbital science photography.

147:20

16:54

01 Aug 1971

Arrived at station 8. Gathered comprehensive geologic sample, gathered special environmental

   sample from trench, drilled second heat flow hole and emplaced probe, drilled deep core

   sample hole, and performed penetrometer experiments.

 

 

147:21:15

 

 

16:55:15

 

 

01 Aug 1971

Departed for LM.

148:31:08

18:05:08

01 Aug 1971

Arrived at LM. Deployed United States flag and started EVA closeout.

148:32:17

18:06:17

01 Aug 1971

CSM zodiacal light photography.

148:40

18:14

01 Aug 1971

CSM orbital science photography.

149:10

18:44

01 Aug 1971

TV transmission ended for 2nd EVA.

149:20

18:54

01 Aug 1971

2nd EVA ended (cabin repressurized).

149:27:02

19:01:02

01 Aug 1971

3rd EVA started (LM cabin depressurized).

163:18:14

08:52:14

02 Aug 1971

TV transmission started for 3rd EVA.

163:45

09:19

02 Aug 1971

Departed for ALSEP site.

164:04:13

09:38:13

02 Aug 1971

Arrived at ALSEP site. Recovered deep core sample and photographed LRV operation.

164:09:00

09:43:00

02 Aug 1971

Departed for station 9.

164:48:05

10:22:05

02 Aug 1971

Arrived at station 9. Collected samples and performed panoramic photography tasks.

165:01:22

10:35:22

02 Aug 1971

CSM plane change ignition (SPS).

165:11:32.74

10:45:32

02 Aug 1971

CSM plane change cutoff.

165:11:51.05

10:45:51

02 Aug 1971

Departed for station 9a.

165:16:50

10:50:50

02 Aug 1971

Arrived at station 9a. Gathered extensive samples, obtained a double core tube and performed

   photographic tasks including 500 mm and stereoscopic panoramic photography.

 

165:19:26

 

10:53:26

 

02 Aug 1971

Departed for station 10.

166:14:25

11:48:25

02 Aug 1971

Arrived at station 10. Gathered samples and performed 500 mm and panoramic photography

   tasks.

 

166:16:45

 

11:50:45

 

02 Aug 1971

Departed for ALSEP site.

166:28:49

12:02:49

02 Aug 1971

Arrived at ALSEP site. Recovered drilled core sample and performed photographic tasks.

166:43:40

12:17:40

02 Aug 1971

Arrived at LM. EVA closeout procedures started.

166:45:45

12:19:45

02 Aug 1971

Solar wind composition experiment retrieved.

167:10

12:44

02 Aug 1971

Departed for final positioning of LRV to obtain television coverage of LM ascent.

167:32:18

13:06:18

02 Aug 1971

LRV parked in final position.

167:35:24

13:09:24

02 Aug 1971

3rd EVA ended (LM cabin repressurized).

168:08:04

13:42:04

02 Aug 1971

TV transmission ended for 3rd EVA.

168:20

13:54

02 Aug 1971

CSM Gegenschein photography.

168:30

14:04

02 Aug 1971

LM equipment jettisoned.

169:00

14:34

02 Aug 1971

CSM tracking of LM landing site.

169:30

15:04

02 Aug 1971

Surface television transmission started for lunar liftoff.

171:30

17:04

02 Aug 1971

LM lunar liftoff ignition (LM APS).

171:37:23.2

17:11:23

02 Aug 1971

Surface television transmission ended.

171:40

17:14

02 Aug 1971

Lunar ascent orbit cutoff.

171:44:34.2

17:18:34

02 Aug 1971

Terminal phase initiation ignition.

172:29:40.0

18:03:40

02 Aug 1971

Terminal phase initiation cutoff.

172:29:42.6

18:03:42

02 Aug 1971

TV transmission started.

173:05

18:39

02 Aug 1971

TV transmission ended.

173:10

18:44

02 Aug 1971

Terminal phase finalize.

173:11:07

18:45:07

02 Aug 1971

TV transmission started.

173:35

19:09

02 Aug 1971

CSM/LM docked.

173:36:25.5

19:10:25

02 Aug 1971

TV transmission ended. CDR and LMP prepared to transfer to CSM.

173:40

19:14

02 Aug 1971

Samples and equipment transferred to CSM.

175:00

20:34

02 Aug 1971

CDR and LMP entered CSM and hatch closed.

176:40

22:14

02 Aug 1971

LM ascent stage jettisoned.

179:30:01.4

01:04:01

03 Aug 1971

CSM separation maneuver from LM.

179:50

01:24

03 Aug 1971

LM ascent stage deorbit ignition.

181:04:19.8

02:38:19

03 Aug 1971

LM ascent stage fuel depletion.

181:05:42.8

02:39:42

03 Aug 1971

LM ascent stage impact on lunar surface.

181:29:37.0

03:03:37

03 Aug 1971

Deep space measurements and Gegenschein photography.

195:45

17:19

03 Aug 1971

Ultraviolet photography of lunar maria.

196:35

18:09

03 Aug 1971

Visual light flash phenomenon observations started.

197:00

18:34

03 Aug 1971

Visual observations from lunar orbit.

197:20

18:54

03 Aug 1971

Visual light flash phenomenon observations ended.

198:00

19:34

03 Aug 1971

Orbital science photography.

198:35

20:09

03 Aug 1971

Visual observations from lunar orbit.

199:00

20:34

03 Aug 1971

CSM lunar terminator photography.

199:30

21:04

03 Aug 1971

CSM lunar terminator photography.

200:30

22:04

03 Aug 1971

Orbital science photography.

200:50

22:24

03 Aug 1971

Ultraviolet photography of lunar surface.

201:00

22:34

03 Aug 1971

CSM lunar terminator photography.

201:40

23:14

03 Aug 1971

CSM boom photography.

202:20

23:54

03 Aug 1971

CSM lunar terminator photography.

214:05

11:39

04 Aug 1971

Orbital science photography.

214:35

12:09

04 Aug 1971

Deep space measurements.

215:40

13:14

04 Aug 1971

Sunrise solar corona photography.

216:00

13:34

04 Aug 1971

Orbital science photography.

217:00

14:34

04 Aug 1971

CSM lunar terminator photography.

217:20

14:54

04 Aug 1971

CSM lunar terminator photography.

219:20

16:54

04 Aug 1971

Orbit shaping maneuver ignition.

221:20:48.02

18:54:48

04 Aug 1971

Orbit shaping maneuver cutoff.

221:20:51.44

18:54:51

04 Aug 1971

Subsatellite deployed.

222:39:29.1

20:13:29

04 Aug 1971

Transearth injection ignition (SPS).

223:48:45.84

21:22:45

04 Aug 1971

Transearth injection cutoff.

223:51:06.74

21:25:06

04 Aug 1971

Moon and star field photography.

224:20

21:54

04 Aug 1971

Corona window calibration.

239:05

12:39

05 Aug 1971

Transearth EVA started (Worden).

241:57:12

15:31:12

05 Aug 1971

Transearth EVA - TV transmission started.

242:00

15:34

05 Aug 1971

Transearth EVA - TV and data acquisition cameras installed and adjusted.

242:02

15:36

05 Aug 1971

Transearth EVA - Camera cassette retrieved.

242:22

15:56

05 Aug 1971

Transearth EVA - TV transmission ended.

242:28

16:02

05 Aug 1971

Transearth EVA - Ingress and hatch closed.

242:33

16:07

05 Aug 1971

Transearth EVA ended.

242:36:19

16:10:19

05 Aug 1971

Visual light flash phenomenon observations started.

264:35

14:09

06 Aug 1971

Visual light flash phenomenon observations ended.

265:35

15:09

06 Aug 1971

Lunar eclipse photography.

269:00

18:34

06 Aug 1971

Sextant photography.

270:00

19:34

06 Aug 1971

Lunar eclipse photography.

271:00

20:34

06 Aug 1971

Contamination photography.

271:50

21:24

06 Aug 1971

Mass spectrometer boom retraction test.

272:45

22:19

06 Aug 1971

Midcourse correction ignition.

291:56:49.91

17:30:49

07 Aug 1971

Midcourse correction cutoff.

291:57:12.21

17:31:12

07 Aug 1971

CM/SM separation.

294:43:55.2

20:17:55

07 Aug 1971

Entry.

294:58:54.7

20:32:54

07 Aug 1971

Communication blackout ended.

295:02:31

20:36:31

07 Aug 1971

Radar contact with CM established by recovery ship.

295:03

20:37

07 Aug 1971

S-band contact with CM established by recovery aircraft.

295:04

20:38

07 Aug 1971

Forward heat shield jettisoned.

295:06:45

20:40:45

07 Aug 1971

Drogue parachute deployed.

295:06:46

20:40:46

07 Aug 1971

VHF recovery beacon contact with CM by recovery ship. Visual contact by recovery

   helicopters.

 

295:07

 

20:41

 

07 Aug 1971

Main parachute deployed.

295:07:34

20:41:34

07 Aug 1971

Voice contact with CM established.

295:09

20:43

07 Aug 1971

Splashdown (went to apex-up).

295:11:53.0

20:45:53

07 Aug 1971

Swimmers deployed to CM.

295:18

20:52

07 Aug 1971

Flotation collar installed and inflated on CM.

295:26

21:00

07 Aug 1971

Hatch opened for crew egress.

295:37

21:11

07 Aug 1971

Crew in egress raft.

295:38

21:12

07 Aug 1971

Crew aboard recovery helicopter.

295:46

21:20

07 Aug 1971

Crew aboard recovery ship.

295:51

21:25

07 Aug 1971

Communication blackout started.

295:59:13

21:33:13

07 Aug 1971

CM aboard recovery ship

296:46

22:20

07 Aug 1971

First sample flight departed recovery ship.

301:56

03:30

08 Aug 1971

First sample flight arrived in Hawaii.

303:46

05:20

08 Aug 1971

First sample flight departed Hawaii.

304:30

06:04

08 Aug 1971

First sample flight arrived in Houston, TX.

311:59

13:33

08 Aug 1971

Crew departed recovery ship.

315:36

17:10

08 Aug 1971

Crew arrived at Hickam AFB, Hawaii.

316:12

17:46

08 Aug 1971

CM arrived in Hawaii.

316:26

18:00

08 Aug 1971

Crew arrived at Ellington AFB, Houston.

324:45

02:19

09 Aug 1971

CM departed Hawaii for pyrotechnic safing at North Island Naval Air Station, San Diego, CA.

340:26

18:00

11 Aug 1971

CM arrived at North Island Naval Air Station.

467:26

00:00

17 Aug 1971

Pyrotechnic safing of CM completed.

474:06

07:40

17 Aug 1971

Fuel portion of CM reaction control system deactivated.

489:56

23:30

18 Aug 1971

Oxidizer portion of CM reaction control system deactivated.

513:46

23:20

19 Aug 1971

CM departed San Diego for contractor’s facility in Downey, CA.

516:46

02:20

20 Aug 1971

CM arrived at contractor’s facility.

603:41

17:15

20 Aug 1971

ALSEP central station turned off by ground command.

 

 

30 Sep 1977

 

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