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  Riding through translunar injection (TLI)

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Hogboy13
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posted 12-10-2012 04:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hogboy13     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Translunar injection (TLI) was one of the more "routine" parts of the moon flights. But it never ceases to amaze me the speed they traveled during this phase of a flight (nearly 7 miles per second).

I always wonder if it was a smooth "elevator" ride or did that have a lot of rattle and rolling? Would be interested in the board's comments or observations about the TLI segments of the flights.

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posted 12-10-2012 05:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Headshot   Click Here to Email Headshot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
During Apollo X's TLI, the SIVB vibrated so violently that the crew could not read any gages or dials. Concerned that the vibrations would shake the entire vehicle apart, mission commander Tom Stafford was ready to abort, but decided to ride it out.

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