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Apollo Transcripts: HTML Format and CSS Styles

By Eric Hartwell - last updated March 27, 2006

The Apollo Flight Journal uses paragraph styles to identify sources:

<style type="text/css">
.pao     {color: #006600;}
.ob       {color:#660000;}
.tech    {color: #000000;
.ed       {color: #000066; margin-left:40px}
</style>

<p class="ob"><b>000:00:01 Duke (onboard)</b>: Man, we're on our way!</p>
<
p class="tech"><b>000:00:06 Young</b>: Yaw program [garble, probably tower] clear.</p>
<
p class="pao"><b>Public Affairs Officer:</b> "We clear the tower."</p>
<
p class="ed">[Once the stack is clear of the tower, control of the mission switches to the Mission Control Center]</p>

Here is a sample of the HTML from the Apollo 16 Flight Journal:

<p class="tech"><b>000:00:00 Fullerton:</b>Lift-Off.</p>
<
p class="ed">[The stack is held onto the pad two ways. Four hold-down arms clamp the base of the S-IC, each with a force of 350 tonnes, anchoring the vehicle until full thrust is confirmed. A pneumatic device, backed up by an explosive, collapses the lever linkage to allow the arm to rise. Additionally, a number of controlled-release mechanisms (up to 16, depending on the mission) prevent the vehicle from accelerating too rapidly in the first moments of motion. These consist of tapered pins mounted to the pad which are pulled through dies mounted on the vehicle. The deformation of the pins controls the initial acceleration for the first 150 mm of flight; a simple and ingenious arrangement.]</p>
<p class="ed">[With lift off, the crew move to <a href="csmlc\csmlc.htm#Page2-7">Page 2-7</a> of the Launch Checklist, and <a href="aoh_op_procs.htm#Boost">Page 4-55</a> of the Operational Procedures.]</p>
<
p class="pao"><b>Public Affairs Officer:</b> "We have a launch commit and we have a lift-off. The swing arm is moving back. Saturn V lifting off the pad, building up thrust."</p>
<
p class="ed">[Once the launch vehicle begins to rise, even fractionally, it cannot safely settle back onto the pad. Intentional engine shutdown will not occur, so of the nine access arms, the five which have remained attached up to this point, must now detach their umbilicals from the vehicle and swing clear. The first two centimetres of travel trigger the release of the umbilical connector plates which in turn triggers retraction of the arms.]</p>
<p class="ob"><b>000:00:01 Duke (onboard)</b>: Man, we're on our way!</p>
<
p class="tech"><b>000:00:06 Young</b>: Yaw program [garble, probably tower] clear.</p>
<
p class="pao"><b>Public Affairs Officer:</b> "We clear the tower."</p>
<
p class="tech"><b>000:00:12 Fullerton:</b> Clear the tower.</p>
<
p class="pao"><b>Public Affairs Officer:</b> "Houston is now controlling."</p>
<
p class="ed">[Once the stack is clear of the tower, control of the mission switches from the Launch Control Center (LCC) at the Cape under the Launch Director, to the Mission Control Center (MCC) in Houston where the Flight Director is in charge.]</p>
<p class="tech"><b>000:00:13 Young:</b> Roger; clear the tower.</p>
<
p class="tech"><b>000:00:14 Duke:</b> You go.</p>
<
p class="tech"><b>000:00:15 Young:</b> [Garble, probably Roll] program.</p>
<
p class="ob"><b>000:00:16 Duke (onboard):</b> Go! You...</p>
<
p class="tech"><b>000:00:17 Fullerton</b>: Roger roll. You have good thrust in all five.</p>
<
p class="tech"><b>000:00:19 Young:</b> Roger.</p>
<
p class="tech"><b>000:00:21 Young:</b> Pitch program.</p>
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p class="pao"><b>Public Affairs Officer:</b> "Pitch and roll program started."</p>

 


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