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posted 11-26-2005 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for collocation   Click Here to Email collocation     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Like to know if anyone has a web site that may have pictures of Jim McDivett or the capsule taken by Ed White during his eva

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posted 11-27-2005 02:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This thread covers most of what you're asking: http://collectspace.com/ubb/Forum29/HTML/000457.html

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posted 11-27-2005 06:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for collocation   Click Here to Email collocation     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am a little confused, in order to get the pictures and film of Ed White's EVA, didn't McDivett hatch need to be open during the EVA

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posted 11-28-2005 12:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
McDivitt had a window.

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posted 11-28-2005 10:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for micropooz   Click Here to Email micropooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I remember reading something to the effect that White's EVA camera drifted out of the capsule as he was trying to get back in. So White's photos of the capsule and any of McDivitt are long gone. The only photos are those taken by McDivitt of White.

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posted 11-28-2005 07:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for collocation   Click Here to Email collocation     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Realize Gemini had windows, but based upon the quality of both the video and pictures of the space walk the window must have been very clean, also the window was pretty small and watching the video it does not opening, just my thoughts any suggestions, guidance or comments are welcome, thanks

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posted 11-28-2005 07:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for collocation   Click Here to Email collocation     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Realize Gemini had windows, but based upon the quality of both the video and pictures of the space walk the window must have been very clean, also the window was pretty small and watching the video it does appear it could have been shot through such a small opening, just my thoughts any suggestions, guidance or comments are welcome, thanks

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posted 11-29-2005 07:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Matt T   Click Here to Email Matt T     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think I'm right in saying that all Gemini space walks were made with the spacecraft hatch open. As all the EVA astronauts were on umbilicals, wouldn't closing the hatch have been a fairly terminal move?

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Although the windows were small they were very close to the faces of the crew and apparently gave an excellent view (Grissom's "Gemini" book mentions this). When filming through the windows the camera lense was presumably very close to the glass, giving a very wide field of view.
As for how clean the glass was, it doesn't really matter too much when you film through it close-up with the focus on a distant object.
In fact the cleanliness (or otherwise) of the glass was mentioned during the Gemini 4 EVA:

C Let me take a closeup picture of you.
P Okay. Just a minute.
C You smeared up my windshield, you dirty dog!
P Did I really?
C Yes.
P Well, hand me out a kleenex and I'll clean it.
C Ha! ...

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posted 11-29-2005 09:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for collocation   Click Here to Email collocation     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My bad, I carefully looked at pictures of White and you can see that McDivett's hatch is closed in the reflection off White's visor, White's hatch is open, must have cleaned McDivett's window on the way out
Thanks for your help

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posted 11-29-2005 11:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for John K. Rochester   Click Here to Email John K. Rochester     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The video of Ed White's EVA was from a camera mounted outside the spacecraft correct? Not from a camera inside the spacecraft..that was one of the reasons that he was not wearing one of the thermal gloves..to "feel" the film advancing in the camera, and subsequently the thermal glove became it's own little satellite.

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posted 11-29-2005 11:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for collocation   Click Here to Email collocation     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If the camera was on the outside, then it must have had a remote control, when I watch the video, it follows White during his EVA

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There was one fixed camera outside, which White installed before floating all the way out. This camera did not move. In addition McDivitt filmed some scenes through his window.

Ed

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posted 11-30-2005 08:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for collocation   Click Here to Email collocation     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks to all for the info and clarifications

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