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DGeraths
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posted 08-02-2004 07:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DGeraths   Click Here to Email DGeraths     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello all,

I was curious if anyone out there knows the approx. diameter of the docking tube that sticks out of the top of a CM? I have been able to track down nearly every measurement on the craft except that one.

Thanks in advance,

Dana

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posted 08-02-2004 07:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
30" comes to mind for the docking tunnel.

-tracy

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posted 08-04-2004 10:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The CM was 32 inches but the docking drogue probe was 31.454 inches and made contact with a 'shelf/lip' inside the LM hatch - the two then be 'drawn together' and then seals making the final pressure tight connection.

The diameter of the LM docking hatch was 32 inches - not to be confused with the LM hatch door which was 'square' and also 32 inches each side.

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