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[i]Sea-state conditions were fairly rough, and the landing impact was extremely hard. (Editor's note: Later information indicates the command module did not enter the water at the nominal 27.5-degree angle, from which it hangs on the parachute system. Engineering judgement indicates that the command module entered the water at an angle of 20 to 22 degrees, which corresponds to an impact acceleration of about 15g. This off-nominal condition is attributed to a wind-inducing swing of the command module while it was on the parachutes and to the existing wave slope at contact.) The 16-mm sequence camera had been placed on its bracket in the right-hand rendezvous window to photograph entry but came loose at impact and contacted the Lunar Module Pilot above the right eye. Later inspection of the spacecraft revealed that portions of the heat shield had been knocked loose during impact. The spacecraft was pulled over by the parachutes to a stable II attitude. Uprighting procedures were completely adequate, and no difficulty was encountered in returning to stable I.[/i] [/B][/QUOTE]
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