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Captain Apollo

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posted 08-09-2013 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Captain Apollo   Click Here to Email Captain Apollo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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."


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From: South Carolina
Registered: Jul 2006

posted 08-09-2013 07:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ea757grrl   Click Here to Email ea757grrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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

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Registered: Jun 2007

posted 08-14-2013 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, Dr. William Douglas did it.

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