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  Apollo 13: Using Aquarius' AOT to see damage

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ozspace
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posted 08-19-2013 11:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozspace   Click Here to Email ozspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was just watching this video of the in flight TV transmission immediately prior to the Apollo 13 explosion.

Interestingly, at around 22:00 into this video, they put the TV camera up to the Alignment Optical Telescope (AOT) and you can see the side of the CSM. I was wondering if this may have been used in flight to get a view of the damage?

Did they try to use it? Or was the damage of the other side of the SM and not visible?

Ronpur
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posted 08-20-2013 06:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When I look at my models, the telescope location above the hatch is on the opposite side of the CSM of the HGA, so I would guess they could not see any of the damage through it.

Captain Apollo
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posted 08-20-2013 02:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Captain Apollo   Click Here to Email Captain Apollo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I half recall that somewhere - in Lost Moon? - there is mention of shooting stills and/or movies of the damage before separation. Anyone?

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