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jagster
2002-Apr-18, 02:45 PM
Open question:

LM 3 and LM 4, which were the first two manned LMs had a contact probe on all four footpads. The remaining LMs had only three probes with one being removed from the leg with the ladder. I remember reading that the astronauts had requested that this probe be removed but I can't remember why. Can anyone help?

ToSeek
2002-Apr-18, 03:04 PM
On 2002-04-18 10:45, jagster wrote:
Open question:

LM 3 and LM 4, which were the first two manned LMs had a contact probe on all four footpads. The remaining LMs had only three probes with one being removed from the leg with the ladder. I remember reading that the astronauts had requested that this probe be removed but I can't remember why. Can anyone help?


As I recall, they didn't want it to be in the way when they were first setting foot on the Moon - they had enough to worry about without wondering if they were going to trip over part of their own spacecraft!

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SpacedOut
2002-Apr-19, 09:01 AM
I'm about half way done reading Tom Kelly's book - This hasn't been mentioned. If I find it in the book I'll post it.

Donnie B.
2002-Apr-19, 11:36 PM
It wasn't mentioned, unfortunately.