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[i]LOVELL: The separation procedure, which was called up to us for separating from the SM, was very good. I don't know the details of the checklist that Jack went through. When we got to the point to jettison the SM, I thrusted up. Then, Fred went to verify that Jack was going to throw the right switch.
SWIGERT: I wanted Fred there to make sure that I raised the CM/SM SEP switch and not the CM/LM SEP switches.
HAISE: I did go, but he had gray tape over the LM SEP switches. I figured that was enough of a safeguard, and the way Jim thrusted, I needed to be there to control the pitch again with the TTCA.[/i]
... and on the CM/LM separation 3 hrs 28 min later ...
[i]HAISE: Maybe it was because of your being busy with the test, whereas I was just an innocent bystander sitting over there, but the LM SEP impressed me as being the loudest pyro event that I heard from stem to stern during the mission.
LOVELL: It was encouraging, I know.
HAISE: It was very close, and it impressed the heck out of me, I know. It actually rocked me off my seat toward the window when it let go.
SWIGERT: I didn't notice that, perhaps because I had both hands at the controls.[/i] [/B][/QUOTE]
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