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kosmo
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posted 10-06-2012 08:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Were there two Apollo command module tunnel hatches, i.e. the forward tunnel hatch with docking ring and probe assembly (I can find info on this) and a inner crew compartment aft tunnel hatch?

I can find a photo of Mike Collins in a trainer reaching up to a hatch, but no drawings of that hatch so close to the crew compartment.

Apolloman
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posted 10-07-2012 09:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apolloman   Click Here to Email Apolloman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One forward hatch under the probe assembly (source):

ozspace
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posted 10-24-2012 09:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozspace   Click Here to Email ozspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There was only a single forward hatch, at the 'top' of the tunnel that linked to the LM. Check out the diagram at the "080:13:13" time line.

kosmo
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posted 12-10-2013 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you were to be sitting on the center couch of the Apollo CM looking at the main control panel, what side would the tunnel hatch actuator handle be on?

space1
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posted 12-10-2013 11:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for space1   Click Here to Email space1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The handle would be on the left side, going straight up, with the grip at the top. (Based on a quick look at a photo.)

kosmo
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posted 08-04-2014 06:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is this right? The more I look at diagrams, it looks to me as if the actuator handle is on the right and pointing down? Can cS members weigh in on this, it's driving crazy trying to figure this one out!

space1
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posted 08-04-2014 07:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space1   Click Here to Email space1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have confirmed it again looking at photos and engineering drawings.

kosmo
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posted 08-04-2014 09:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks so much!

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