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Aztecdoug
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posted 06-26-2006 11:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A copy of Virtual LM finally made its way into my hands. A brilliant work I might add, which is loaded with a lot of detail.

It did raise a question or two for me though. This question may have been answered in one image in the book, but I thought I would throw it out to the experts for confirmation.

Where was the second PLSS stored in the LM during flight?

I see one is stored on the side of the LM cockpit in the area above the Ascent Engine cover directly behind the Commander and just forward of the two OPSs.

The second one may have been stored on the floor between the standing astronauts. It would have been pushed up against the forward hatch under the instrument panel.

I was wondering if this is correct?

Secondly, I notice the helmets were either stored on top of the Ascent Engine cover or on the floor where the astros would stand during flight.

The book has left me with two impressions.

One, the LM is probably one of the most remarkable engineering accomplishments in history.

And two, it was very, very small!

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nasamad
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posted 06-26-2006 12:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Hi Doug,

This image shows the LM sim with Frank O'Brien. The PLSS is easily visible on the floor of the Sim.
http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/fob-sim2.jpg

The Grumman Acetates also show the second PLSS on the floor.

Adam

Aztecdoug
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posted 06-26-2006 02:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Adam,

Thanks for the quick reply... I can go back to sleeping at night now!

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John K. Rochester
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posted 06-26-2006 02:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John K. Rochester   Click Here to Email John K. Rochester     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So Grumman PLSSED on the floor of the LM?

Ow!! Sorry!!!

nasamad
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posted 06-26-2006 02:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John, I read your post then looked at the poster expecting to see the Duke listed there !

You guys didn't go to the same finishing school did you ? ;-)

Adam

divemaster
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posted 06-26-2006 08:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Which also leads to the question - where did they plug the umbilical for the Apollo 15-17 deep space EVA's? didn't find the reference to it when I read virtual Apollo when it first came out.

John K. Rochester
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posted 06-27-2006 07:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for John K. Rochester   Click Here to Email John K. Rochester     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
..must be something in the New York water.......or maybe we're just nuts.

nasamad
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posted 06-27-2006 10:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tracy,

I'm guessing that the CMP's umbilicals were just plugged into their existing umbilicals in the spacecraft with an extension hose of some kind. The existing ones came over the top of the console somewhere near the right hand side I think.

I'd be interested to hear if anyone has more info. There's nothing of note in the Apollo 15 Flight Plan and would assume the full steps were on a cue card or something.

Adam

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