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[i]SHEPARD: I had no problems with the helmet and no problems with the LEVA.
MITCHELL: The LCG worked properly. And the helmet and LEVA operations were all right, except it certainly is easy to scratch up the helmet and the LEVA. The scratches cause shafting light or diffused light problems and that obstructs your vision. All I can say is that you had to be darn careful with them when you're using them. Just the slightest touch can cause a scratch.
SHEPARD: I had my visor up during the first part of the first EVA and then brought it down. I think it helps vision.
MITCHELL: I brought mine down and left it down continuously. It is difficult to see in the shadows, but it's not that bad. You're not in the shadows that much.
SHEPARD: You can always lift it. It's a very handy device.
MITCHELL: I thought the ballcap was very good. It's the most recent improvement we've had on the LEVAs.
SCOTT: Let's see, HELMET. No comment. Just fine. The visors are all good. They were all useful and it worked. LEVA operation was good.
IRWIN: I had some difficulty seeing my flags with the visor down ... I had to actually strain against putting my nose against the visor to look down and see the flags. I guess, also, I felt that when I was getting out of the LM when it was in the shade, I preferred to have the visor up so I could see better. Then I put the visor down after I got out.
YOUNG: LEVA operations. It was okay, except I didn't mention previously that I got it stuck on the last EVA and couldn't get it off for ingress -- undoubtedly due to the dust.
DUKE: I might comment on the outer visor. When I first got out during the beginning of the EVA I wanted my visor down even in the shade. But after we'd been out in the sunlight during the whole EVA and came back into the shadow, on the closeout, I wanted my visor up because I didn't feel like I could see well enough.
MATTINGLY: The other EMU problem had to do with the visors. I went out and the Sun was just bright as all get out. So the first thing I did was to pull down the inner and the gold visors and that was pretty good until I got in the Sun. Then I still wanted to get that bright Sun out of my eyes, so I pulled down the hard covers on the outside, and John had forgotten to tell me that they didn't go back up.
YOUNG: During our last EVA when I got back in, I couldn't get the visor up. I couldn't see what I was doing. I was going in here and there with my eyes closed.
MATTINGLY: Fortunately, they got that little trapdoor in the front of the visor and I could handle that, but I never got the side blind down and I never got the thing pushed up.
CERNAN: Vision without outer visor during EVA. In effect, I never used mine. I used the protective visor and the gold visor almost the entire time except when I was in the shade and I lifted my gold visor. I hardly ever, except for occasionally driving into the sun mode of operation, used the hard-cover visor at all. I never used the side hard-cover visors and just very seldom used the center hard-cover visor.
SCHMITT: Often, during the EVAs, I would have the gold visor down three-quarters to protect most of my face from the Sun. But for close-in detail I would look through the lower one-quarter, where I'd just have the clear helmet available in order to see more detail without looking directly into the Sun. When we were driving up-Sun with the Sun on the visor (having had some problems with the hard-shell visor movement), I mainly used my arms to shade the helmet or the LEVA so that I could see up-Sun, and that worked fairly well.
CERNAN: Helmet visor reflections - I had no particular problems with the helmet. My gold visor got very dirty and dusty and scratched up very early in the first EVA, and I cleaned it as the ground prescribed before each EVA, but it really didn't do much good. I just learned to live with it, and it really didn't degrade the operations much at all.
EVANS: ... I used your LEVA and I didn't even notice any scratches on the thing while I was out.[/i] [/B][/QUOTE]
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