DAY 2 - July 17, 1969

TV Transmissions

Unscheduled television transmission.

Occurred at: 030:27:55

The crew begins to transmit television signals, even though they do not currently have the High Gain Antenna deployed. Therefore, when the signal from the current omnidirectional antenna reaches Earth, it is very low level and therefore noisy. Although the image is quite broken and torn, it is clearly showing the green displays from one of the CM's DSKY units

Crew exercise on TV.

Occurred at: 030:51:33

Stil transmitting via an omni antenna, the crew attempt to show their exercise routines

Photos taken of Earth around 032:43:23
AS11-36-5369 - Earth at about 231,500 km or 125,000 nautical miles. North is up and the eastern Pacific Ocean dominates the daylit portion of Earth. South America is on the terminator and the western coast of North America is clear, including the Baja peninsula. The reddish out-of-focus object at right of frame is the edge of the Command Module window. Image by LPI
AS11-36-5370 - Earth at about 232,200 km or 125,600 nautical miles. North is up and the eastern Pacific Ocean dominates the daylit portion of Earth. South America is on the terminator and the western coast of North America is clear, including the Baja peninsula. Image by LPI

Unscheduled television transmission.

Occurred at: 031:10:30

Columbia begins transmitting TV again at about 031:10:30. This is mostly of Earth at the long end of their zoom lens.

Scheduled Start of TV show.

Occurred at: 033:59:11

This scheduled TV transmission begins with a view out of the window at Earth, but with the zoom lens set to wide angle. This clip is presented in the journal courtesy of Mark Gray.