• Short Summary

    THE AMERICAN NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HAS ANNOUNCED A NEW APOLLO CREW AND RELEASED DETAILS OF NEW MEASURE TO ENSURE CREW SAFETY.

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    APOLLO CAPSULE; VARIOUS SECTIONS; ASTRONAUT EISELE POINTS OUT SAFETY FEATURES (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: ASTRONAUT DONN EISELE: "UH, BEFORE I GET IN JUST TO POINT OUT THE BASIC CONFIGURATION FOR THOSE WHO MIGHT NOT BE COMPLETELY FAMILIAR WITH IT..THIS IS THE ATTITUDE OF THE SPACE CRAFT AS IT SITS ON TOP OF THE SATURN 1 BOOSTER. THESE FLAT BOXES HERE ON THE FLOOR ARE STOWAGE BOXES AND THESE ARE ALL HARD COVERED, HARD METAL BOXES...THEY'LL HAVE APPROPRIATE FASTENERS ON THEM TO FORM A POSITIVE LATCH AND WE'LL STOW MOST OF THE SOFT MATERIALS SUCH AS THE THERMAL METEORITE GARMENTS..SEA WATER PUMP.. TISSUE CONTAINERS AND THE LIKE. ANYTHING THAT'S FLAMMABLE IN OTHER WORDS. THIS LATTICE WORK IS A RECENT INNOVATION WHICH WILL SERVE TO PROTECT ALL THE SWITCHED HERE IN THE CENTRE PAT OF THE MAIN DISPLAY AND CONTROL AREA WHEN AN ASTRONAUT GOES EXTRA-VEHICULAR. THESE WILL KEEP HIM FROM BUMPING IN EITHER WITH HIS BACK OR HIS CHEST AS HE SLIDES OUT THE HATCH. WE NOW HAVE A HATCH WHICH IS HINGED TO THE SPACECRAFT AND IT SEALS ON THE OUTSIDE RATHER THAN FROM THE INSIDE. IT'S VERY SIMILAR TO THE GEMINI HATCH DESIGN AND WE FIND THIS IS MUCH SUPERIOR OPERATIONALLY AND ITS ALSO A LOT SAFER THAN THE OLD DESIGN WHICH WAS SEALED FROM THE INSIDE WITH HATCH PANELS THAT HAD TO BE INSTALLED FROM THE INTERIOR. THIS IS ONE OF THE MAJOR CHANGES TO THE SPACECRAFT THAT HAS COME ABOUT AS A RESULT OF THE 204 INVESTIGATION.




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    Background: THE AMERICAN NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HAS ANNOUNCED A NEW APOLLO CREW AND RELEASED DETAILS OF NEW MEASURE TO ENSURE CREW SAFETY.

    SOME OF THE CHANGES WERE SHOWN TO NEWSMEN AT AN AVIATION PLANT IN DOWNEY, CALIFORNIA. ASTRONAUT DONN EISELE, A MEMBER OF THE CREW FOR THE FIRST MANNED APOLLO MISSION, EXPLAINED:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8T9RXAS5J969UHT8B1PEKZGX0
    Media URN:
    VLVA8T9RXAS5J969UHT8B1PEKZGX0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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