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ICUranus
2002-Sep-17, 10:53 AM
In Fig. 1 we can see the MESA deployed. In fact, the decals would be hidden by the MESA in a flight-configured lunar module. Only when the MESA is open do the decals become visible."

Fig. 1 in the above statement is AS15-88-11866 (http://images.jsc.nasa.gov/images/pao/AS15/10075742.jpg).

But in AS16-118-18894 (http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/alsj/a16/as16-118-18894.jpg), the decals are not hidden while in flight. Were there two sets of decals on Apollo 16's LM descent stage?

ICU

JayUtah
2002-Sep-17, 12:59 PM
In the J-mission configuration there was a decal on the outer panel of the MESA as well as a matching one on the inside of the MESA bay.

Prior to this the "United States" decal was on the other side of the ladder and a U.S. flag decal was on the MESA side. I should probably fix that page.


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2002-Sep-17, 02:57 PM
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On 2002-09-17 08:59, JayUtah wrote:
In the J-mission configuration there was a decal on the outer panel of the MESA as well as a matching one on the inside of the MESA bay.

Prior to this the "United States" decal was on the other side of the ladder and a U.S. flag decal was on the MESA side. I should probably fix that page.


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johnwitts
2002-Sep-17, 09:02 PM
Jay says...

In the J-mission configuration there was a decal on the outer panel of the MESA as well as a matching one on the inside of the MESA bay.

Prior to this the "United States" decal was on the other side of the ladder and a U.S. flag decal was on the MESA side. I should probably fix that page.

You could spend a whole year 'fixing' and you'd still find some nit picky nit picker would find the single example that doesn't follow the general rule. And you've got to leave the HB's a little bit to play with... /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

JayUtah
2002-Sep-17, 09:57 PM
Of course, but I'm committed to providing correct, reliable information. Hoax believers are well motivated to find errors at Clavius, and if they happen to be right then I'm happy to make the change.