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LM-12
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posted 11-09-2013 11:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What was the boom jettisoned on Skylab 3?

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posted 11-10-2013 04:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ZANL188   Click Here to Email ZANL188     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not sure what the object is in your pic. However a boom was used to retrieve film from the ATM during EVAs.

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posted 11-10-2013 06:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is a closer view.

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posted 11-10-2013 07:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dwight   Click Here to Email Dwight     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The televised jettison was of the faulty S073 Experiment boom arm.

This occured on DOY-216 and was carried out by the SL-3 crew of Bean, Lousma, Garriott.

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posted 11-10-2013 11:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for that information.

NASA SP-404 Skylab's Astronomy and Space Sciences has a preflight photo of the S073 Gegenschein-Zodiacal Light Experiment boom on page 38, and an onboard photo of the experiment location on page 39.

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posted 11-10-2013 11:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dwight   Click Here to Email Dwight     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No problem. The TV goes for around 6 minutes and you see the boom floating off towards the earth. The crew give a running commentary all the while during the TV coverage.

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