Phase 1: Launch

Alan Shepard

Loud and clear. José, don't cry too much.

Gus Grissom

OK, it's a nice ride up to now.

Gus Grissom

OK. The fuel is go; about 1 ½ g's; cabin pressure is just coming off the peg; the O2 is go; we have 26 amps.

Alan Shepard

Roger. Pitch 88, the trajectory is good.

Gus Grissom

Roger, looks good here.

Gus Grissom

OK, there. We're starting to pick up a little bit of the noise and vibration; not bad, though, at all. 50 secs., more vibration.

Gus Grissom

OK. The fuel is go; 1 ½ g's, cabin is 8, the O2 is go, 27 amps.

Alan Shepard

Pitch is 77; trajectory is go.

Gus Grissom

Roger. Cabin pressure is still about 6 and dropping slightly. Looks like she's going to hold at about 5.5.

Gus Grissom

Believe me, O2 is go.

Alan Shepard

Cabin pressure holding 5.5.

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Spoken on July 21, 1961, 12:22 p.m. UTC (56 years, 5 months ago). Link to this transcript range is: Tweet

Gus Grissom

This is Liberty Bell 7. Fuel is go, 2 ½ g's; cabin pressure 5.5; O2 is go; main 25, isolated – ah, isolated is 28. We are go.

Alan Shepard

Roger. Pitch is 62; trajectory is good.

Gus Grissom

Roger. It looks good in here.

Gus Grissom

Everything is good; cabin pressure is holding; suit pressure is OK; 2 minutes and we got 4 g's; fuel is go; ah, feel the hand controller move just a hair there; cabin pressure is holding; O2 is go; 25 amps.

Alan Shepard

Roger, we have go here.

Alan Shepard

Stand by for cutoff.

Gus Grissom

There went the tower.

Chase 1

Roger, there went the tower, affirmative Chase.

Gus Grissom

Roger, squibs are off.