||CapCom reminds the CDR
is time to start his scheduled sleep period.
They are performing
water and urine dumps as well as other
procedures. The CDR's last comm is
||CDR asks permission to
Seconal and gets a "Go".
||LMP says "We're going
to try to
keep the conversation down here for a while so the CDR
can go to sleep."
From Section 8-3 of the Apollo 8 Mission report: "When the Commander was unable to fall asleep 2 hours into his initial
rest period at 11:00:00, he took a 100-mg sleeping tablet, which induced approximately 5 hours of sleep described as 'fitful.' Upon awakening, the Commander felt nauseated and had a moderate occiptal headache. He took two 5-grain aspirin tablets and then went from the sleep station to his couch to rest. The nausea, however, became progressively worse, retching occurred, and vomiting happened twice. After termination of his first sleep period, the Commander also became aware of some increased gastrointestinal distress and was concerned that diarrhea might occur." The Commander's condition was described to Houston via a non-public data channel.
||CDR, first comm after
||LMP: "We're going to
have two of
us hit the hay now." Last LMP comm
18:47:42. Last CMP comm
||CDR: "Crew status
here. We're behind on water and food and we
don't see to have
much of an appetite. We're trying to stay up
with the water but
the food is - not that there's anything wrong with the
food - but we're
just not very hungry ... The CDR got 5 hours of
fitful sleep and
rest, and the other two people are trying to sleep
||CapCom suggests to the
he let the other two sleep until 26:30.
||LMP, first comm after
||CMP, first comm after
sleep. CapCom asks how he slept. CMP: "Oh,
The first night in space all the time; it's a little
CapCom: "The old man woke you up earlier than he
needed to." CMP:
"Well, we just couldn't sleep any longer." LMP
asks Houston for
"an evaluation of the voice comments in the upcoming
tape dump, which
may be an effort to alert Houston to comments about
the CDR's gastro
||First CDR comm since
||CapCom requests a crew
report. Get's PRD readings but nothing else.
||CapCom asks the CDR for
summary of how much sleep you got on Lovell and
"Jim had about 4 hours sleep and Bill had about 3
hours sleep We
feel pretty good today. We would like to see, in
looking over the
flight plan - perhaps we ought to put the rest periods
a little bit
shorter and more frequent. It seems it might
better. We got all out of kilter on it
yesterday. We are
sort of trying to get back in a normal cycle."
"We will look into that."
||CDR: " Remember, the
important part of the trip occurs in two days when we
start back (to
Earth). So you all better get rested, too."
||LMP: "Be advised the
hit the hay for a while, and the LMP will go down in a
of us (LMP and CMP) has had two sleep periods ;
Frank's in his third
one right now. Bill (LMP) had 6 hours the last
time; I had 4
hours the last time. Good to Fair, both of
us. Frank had 5
hours the last time, of fair. And Frank, of
course, is sleeping
||CapCom asks if any of
had symptoms similar to Frank's and what medication
taken. CDR reports nobody is sick and that the
Bill (LMP) took a
Seconal "last night". Capcom asks again about
how they are
feeling in general, noting that, so far, the CDR has
had about 15 hours
of sleep and the LMP and CMP about 10 each. CDR:
"We all feel
fine; we are going to fix it now so that we call have
one more rest
period before the LOI." Ten minutes later, CDR
says that the LMP
took a Marezine and a Lomotil "when the doctors told
||Crew status report. CDR
"have had a rest period just before the midcourse
(correction No.) 4 of
about 2 hours."
||CapCom requests a
report on rest
between 60 hours and LOI 1. CDR: "We only got a
couple hours rest
... We're tired right now, but we'll have to wait
until TEI before we
get back on the regular (sleep) cycle."
||CapCom requests a sleep
for their time in lunar orbit and "your plans for the
next couple of
hours". CDR: "We all only got about 2 hours
MAX(IMUM). Bill's going to stay up awhile and
Jim and I are going
to sack out. We're going to try to rotate short
sleep cycles till
we can get back to the normal one ... Jim is in a
daze, and so am I ...
Ken, tell the people, if you see anything getting
close to the gimbal
lock to be sure and whistle, too, will you?"
CapCom: "We sure
will, Frank. You will want to make sure one of
you keeps your
comm carrier on."
||Last CDR comm before
sleep. LMP much earlier at 90:01:44
||CapCom requests a
report on LMP
before he goes to sleep? LMP: "He's feeling fine; a
sleepy. And had a meal about 2 hours ago;
drinking lots of water."
||CDR: " We're up on all
Bill's going to sleep; he's already down."
||LMP: "I just had about
hours sleep, and I'm in the process of scarfing up a
meal; and I've
been drinking lots of water, feeling good, and that's
All three are awake at this time.
||CDR: "We (all) had a
night's sleep. Everyone slept at least 7 hours
yesterday, and we
have just finished breakfast, drunk a lot of water,
and I think we are
in very good shape; just used the exerciser."
||LMP: "Mike, I'll just
my status here before the rest of them go to
sleep. Had about 3
hours sleep, another meal, and everybody's doing
||CDR: "The crew status
everybody has gotten real good rest last night, and
everybody is in
good shape. Jim is just waking up, and Bill is
initial stowage, and we all feel really well."