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mark plas
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posted 05-15-2005 08:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mark plas   Click Here to Email mark plas     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was looking at some pics of Jack Schmitt s spacesuit which ar on the lunar surface journal and saw that on the neckring it states that it s a class111 not for flight how come this neckring is on schmitt s actual flightsuit?Also i can remember I saw the same thing on youngsflightsuit when i saw it at the navymuseum in DC.
So were the neckrings after the flight removed for inspection?

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 05-15-2005 08:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I do not know enough about the neck ring to comment about that but Schmitt's flight suit in storage at Garber was un-touched after his flight. It was common practice for the patches and name tags to be removed post flight and presented to the astronauts as a souvenir of their mission. That did not happen in the case of Schmitt's suit.

He has a very strong sense of historical importance and he wanted his suit to be preserved in its original condition....

Regards,

Rick.

Matt T
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posted 05-15-2005 09:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Matt T   Click Here to Email Matt T     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Mark,

Could you ID some of the photos or post a link?

Cheers,
Matt

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mark plas
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posted 05-15-2005 09:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mark plas   Click Here to Email mark plas     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Matt,

here s the link: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/alsj/a17/Schmittneckring2.jpg

mark plas
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posted 05-15-2005 09:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mark plas   Click Here to Email mark plas     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They also show a luna boot but didn t they left those boots on the moon?
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/alsj/a17/A17HHS-Flown-Suit.html

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posted 05-15-2005 11:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Both Schmitt boots returned from the moon. The right boot has been preserved and is in storage. The left boot resides, or so I am told, on the desk of the Director of the NASM by way of an interesting trinket for visiting dignitaries.

The fete of the left boot is I suspect a bone of contention for the conservators at Garber.....

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Rick.

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posted 05-15-2005 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mark,

The "class III-not for flight" label has been applied post flight to confirm the suit has been decommissioned; the red striped markings on the suit ID label serve the same purpose and such markings are common practice.

Regards,

Rick.

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