Phase 1: Launch

Launch Control

Lift-off

Alan Shepard

Ahh, Roger; lift-off and the clock is started

Alan Shepard

Yes sir, reading you loud and clear

Alan Shepard

This is Freedom Seven. The fuel is go, 1.2g cabin at 14 psi, oxygen is go

Alan Shepard

Freedom Seven is still go

Deke Slayton

Roger looking good

Alan Shepard

This is Seven. Fuel is go 1.8g, 8 psi cabin, and the oxygen is go

Alan Shepard

Cabin pressure is holding at 5.5. Cabin holding at 5.5

Deke Slayton

I understand, cabin holding at 5.5

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Spoken on May 5, 1961, 2:35 p.m. UTC (56 years, 4 months ago). Link to this transcript range is: Tweet

Alan Shepard

Fuel is go, 2.5g, cabin 5.5, oxygen is go, the main bus is 24 and the isolated battery is 29

Deke Slayton

Rog, read you five by five … okay

Alan Shepard

Okay, it's a lot smoother now. A lot smoother

Alan Shepard

Seven here. Fuel is go, 4g, 5.5 cabin, oxygen go, all systems are go

Deke Slayton

That's all systems go … okay

Alan Shepard

Cut-off. Tower jettison green

Alan Shepard

Capsep is green