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[i]MATTINGLY: I was well braced for it. I'm sure glad I was. That really gets your attention!
YOUNG: I mean to tell you it does. I was holding on to the bottom of the T-handle, at that point, because I sure didn't want to do the wrong thing.
DUKE: It's a good idea to brace yourself. And, I was surprised with the debris that I caught out of my left eye as it came by the hatch window from the staging.
YOUNG: Hey, that's another thing you remarked on.
MATTINGLY: Yes. That amazing.
YOUNG: The debris was going right along with us.
MATTINGLY: It was passing us. I don't understand that.
DUKE: I think that was from retrofire.
MATTINGLY: No, sir. This was during the powered flight steady state. There were particles; I looked out John's window and particles were going by us in the same direction. I kept looking at that; there's no way. But, it did it. I don't remember it on the S-I; but I remember it on the S-II and the S-IV.
SLAYTON: This wasn't during the staging sequence?
MATTINGLY: No, sir. This was steady state, powered flight well after staging; and, I don't know where they came from. I don't know what they were, but they were there.[/i] [/B][/QUOTE]
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