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alanh_7
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posted 03-03-2013 03:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can anyone tell me when the cover for the Science Instrument Module (SIM) bay was released on the Apollo service module during the J missions flights? I thought I read it was before the undocking for lunar landing but I am not sure.

LM-12
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posted 03-03-2013 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The service module Scientific Instrument Module door was jettisoned about 4 hours before the spacecraft entered lunar orbit.

15-SCOTT: Felt a little shudder, but not too much.

16-YOUNG: Okay Houston, that was a pretty good bang.

17-EVANS: Boy, we got a good bang out of it. You could hear that - that pyro going, I think.

LM-12
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posted 03-04-2013 05:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can see the Apollo 16 SIM bay door jettison in the first minute of this 16mm film footage.

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