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  Apollo command module (CM): Miles of wire

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Rick Boos
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posted 11-21-2013 03:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Boos   Click Here to Email Rick Boos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Mercury spacecraft had seven miles of wiring. I have read different accounts of the number of miles of wiring in the Apollo command module. It ranges from 15 miles to 30 miles.

For years I was under the impression it was 30, but recently read accounts of the 15 mile figure. Which is correct?

Mike Dixon
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posted 11-21-2013 03:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If I recall correctly, a newspaper article in '71 prior to the Apollo 14 mission suggested it was 14 miles.

mikej
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posted 11-23-2013 05:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikej   Click Here to Email mikej     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Apollo Spacecraft News Reference states that:
The 12-foot-tall Apollo spacecraft command module contains almost 15 miles of wire, enough to wire 50 two-bedroom homes.

mikepf
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posted 11-25-2013 11:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikepf   Click Here to Email mikepf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow! I'm really impressed that you can recall an article from 1971! I have a hard time recalling things from yesterday!

Mike Dixon
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posted 11-25-2013 03:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by mikepf:
Wow! I'm really impressed that you can recall an article from 1971! I have a hard time recalling things from yesterday!
I was really into Apollo at that point (16 years of age) and read everything I could lay my hands on. As for yesterday's memories, I have my wife to remind me what I didn't do.

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