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The first thing the commander had to do was to determine what the root of the problem was. It was obvious that the spacecraft was having a problem, the shaking of the craft, the failing instrument panel and delayed ability of the control staff to determine what if any problem was actually occurring. Once he caught his breath and began to look around, he found there was a gas leaking from the capsule. Once he located where the problem was they could begin to formulate a plan to rectify it.