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abbr. (context US space science English) capsule communicator; a NASA position, the liason between an in-space crew and mission control


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Nine months after his own lunar flight, Muldoon had just finished a six-hour stint as capcom to Jim Lovell and his Apollo 13 crew, but he showed no desire to leave.

He adjusted his headset and made sure he had a working comms link to the rest of the Ares cluster—both York and Stone responded from intercoms in the Mission Module—and he fired off a call to Fred Haise, who was the capcom on the ground.

She was officially on the flight roster, and this capcom posting was her first operational duty: quite a vote of confidence.

The silence was broken only by occasional updates on the Command Module's trajectory and attitude, and the disposition of the emergency recovery forces, and by the steady voice of capcom York as she tried to reach the crew.

He could hear Gordon Cooper, who was serving as the "capcom," the capsule communicator, in the blockhouse near the launch pad, and Deke Slayton, who would be the capcom in the flight control center during the launch itself.

Cooper was serving as the capcom at the tracking station in the town of Muchea, out in the kangaroo boondocks of western Australia.

And yet the capcom on Canton Island didn't seem particularly interested.

And then he sailed out of range of Canton and would have to wait to be picked up by the capcom at Guaymas, on the west coast of Mexico.

And when the Guaymas capcom picked him up, he didn't seem to know what he was talking about.

The capcom finally asked a polite question or two, about the size of the particles and so on.

The Indian Ocean capcom said: "We have message from MCC for you to keep your landing-bag switch in off position.

It took him another minute and forty-five seconds to go through all the "do you reads" and "how me's" and "overs" and establish contact with the capcom on Hawaii.

He would have to fire the retro-rockets manually, as Alan Shepard, the capcom in Arguello, California, sounded off the countdown.

As he saw it, Carpenter had ignored repeated warnings from capcoms all around the world about wasting fuel, and this had almost resulted in a disaster, one that might have done irreparable damage to the program.

As he began his descent toward the atmosphere, Wally told Al Shepard, the capcom on Bermuda, near the target area, "I think they're gonna put me on the number-three elevator.