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collocation
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posted 07-27-2007 09:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for collocation   Click Here to Email collocation     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any good websites or drawings of the AMU that Cernan was going to use during his space walk?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-27-2007 09:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Gemini Astronaut Maneuvering Unit Ready Reference Handbook was online until late 2005, early 2006. Fortunately, the Wayback Machine saved most, if not all of its pages and images, which can be accessed here.

Around the same time as that website went offline, I helped a cS reader sell his two AMUs, one flight configuration unit and a trainer. The flight unit is now on display at the Stafford Air & Space Museum in Oklahoma.

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton also had a unit on display.

kr4mula
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posted 07-30-2007 02:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kr4mula   Click Here to Email kr4mula     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's too bad the original isn't still online because it had some nice drawings. I printed it out, but didn't think to save it at the time.

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posted 07-30-2007 06:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for collocation   Click Here to Email collocation     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for your info, it is killing me you printed the diagrams, that is what I wanted to do

kr4mula
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posted 07-31-2007 11:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kr4mula   Click Here to Email kr4mula     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry, I'd offer to scan them, but in the version I printed, the diagrams are very small and inline with the text. I should've printed them separately, but apparently didn't take the ephemeral nature of the internet into consideration.

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posted 08-01-2007 06:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikej   Click Here to Email mikej     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are a number of drawings, photographs, and schematics of the AMU in Manned space-flight experiments, Gemini IX MISSION Interim report, starting at page 75 of the PDF file; the discussion of the AMU and how it was to be used in the mission starts at page 54 of the PDF. The photos in this doc are much better than your standard NTRS-scanned-report fare.

I also have some digital photos I took of the AMU the last time I was to the Air Force Museum that I could email you if you like.

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posted 08-01-2007 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for collocation   Click Here to Email collocation     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you very much, if you have time please email me the pictures

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