posted 06-26-2006 11:56 AM
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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