Minute 115: BMAG Number Two Power to Warm Up

June 26, 2020

“Now, Jack,” says Mattingly.

“Yeah, go ahead, Ken,” says Swigert.

“Okay, now,” says Mattingly. “Panel Five. Circuit breakers ‘caution and warning’, main B closed.”

“Main B closed,” repeats Swigert. “Master alarm off.”

“Okay, Jack,” says Mattingly. “On panel Seven, B mag (magazine) number Two, power to warm up.”

“B mag number two,” says Swigert. “Power to warm up. Done.”

“Sequential logic one and two on,” says Mattingly.

“Sequential logic… Two on,” repeats Swigert.

“CM RCS pressure on,” says Mattingly.

“CM RCS pressurization,” says Swigert.


“As her husband prepares to jettison his lunar module lifeboat,” says a TV reporter, “Marilyn Lovell waits with her children, her neighbors, and we are told, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Only the Lovell’s eldest son, Jay, is absent as he holds vigil with his classmates at the St. Johns Military Academy in Wisconsin.”

“ABC news science editor, Jules Bergman,” says an announcer.

“With a crippled command module and surviving-,” begins Bergman.


Bill Paxton as Fred Haise

Kevin Bacon as Jack Swigert

Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell

Gary Sinese as Ken Mattingly

Max Eilliott Slade as Jay Lovell

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