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Paul78zephyr
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posted 05-05-2012 11:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul78zephyr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently learned that the three returning Skylab crews all landed fairly close to the continental US just southwest of San Diego. Could other Apollo missions have landed there as well? I would have thought this would be advantageous to the logistics of crew recovery operations.

Rusty B
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posted 05-05-2012 12:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rusty B   Click Here to Email Rusty B     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's the Wikipedia page listing all U.S. splashdown locations.

Here's a Google map showing the U.S. manned splashdown locations.

Rusty B
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posted 05-05-2012 08:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rusty B   Click Here to Email Rusty B     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At least one problem, especially returning from the moon, if you overshoot you come down on land instead of water. The Apollo CM didn't have landing air bags or breaking rockets to cushion a ground landing, just collapsible couches.

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