posted 08-09-2013 01:33 PM
This article ("13 Little Things NASA Did to Get Alan Shepard Ready for Space") from The Atlantic was new to me including the titbit that:
The Mercury astronauts had their electrode attachment locations tattooed onto their bodies! "The sensor locations have been previously marked on all Mercury pilots by the use of a tiny (about 2 millimeters in diameter) tattooed dot at each of the four electrode sites."
Posts: 556 From: South Carolina Registered: Jul 2006
posted 08-09-2013 07:46 PM
I wonder if it was done the way it's sometimes done with patients undergoing radiation therapy: once the targets are established, they'll tattoo targeting/alignment points by pricking the skin with a pin and applying a drop of permanent ink. (At least, that's how they did it in my case.)
Lou Chinal Member
Posts: 954 From: Staten Island, NY Registered: Jun 2007
posted 08-14-2013 10:31 AM
Yes, Dr. William Douglas did it.