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Code Red
2002-Jan-09, 09:40 AM
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap020105.html

Gawd almighty - let no-one ever doubt that those guys had certain parts of their anatomy crafted from steel...

Simon
2002-Jan-09, 10:07 AM
Actually, that's probably the best picture I've ever seen of a LM upper stage. Thanx, dude.

Code Red
2002-Jan-09, 12:56 PM
Great pic, but it still look like a cross between a rock-festival pup-tent and a kid's homemade treehouse. One giant step indeed...

ToSeek
2002-Jan-09, 01:42 PM
On 2002-01-09 04:40, Code Red wrote:
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap020105.html

Gawd almighty - let no-one ever doubt that those guys had certain parts of their anatomy crafted from steel...


And that's not even considering that the outer shell is basically made of aluminum foil.

Peter B
2002-Jan-10, 12:50 AM
The "Full Moon" book (lots of excellent photos from Apollo) has a photo of a returning LM upper stage which shows considerable buckling of the surface material.

"Don't worry, dear. It's supposed to do that."

ToSeek
2002-Jan-10, 03:37 PM
On 2002-01-09 19:50, Peter B wrote:
The "Full Moon" book (lots of excellent photos from Apollo) has a photo of a returning LM upper stage which shows considerable buckling of the surface material.

"Don't worry, dear. It's supposed to do that."


Just don't see if you can poke your finger through it, because you probably can.