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    Apollo 16

    by Bigfoot1966 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:37 pm

    While visiting the Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral.
    Apollo 16 was the fifth mission to land men on the moon and return them to Earth
    Amazing that 3 astronauts could fit in this capsule for 265 hours.

    ImageApollo 16 by Allan-1966, on Flickr
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    Re: Apollo 16

    by Eden » Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:28 am

    I like the lighting in this shot but wish they had some light inside to give some detail of the inner workings.

    I wouldn't want to get in that when it is on the ground let alone sharing farts with 2 others while hurling through space.

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    Re: Apollo 16

    by W G » Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:01 am

    Clearly astronauts are now so aged that they require old folks' assist grab handles which have been applied. They certainly look too shiny and new to have been through re-entry.
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    Re: Apollo 16

    by Bigfoot1966 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:23 am

    W G wrote:Clearly astronauts are now so aged that they require old folks' assist grab handles which have been applied. They certainly look too shiny and new to have been through re-entry.


    They informed me that this was the original. :D

    I have just now googled Apollo16, there does appear to be handles on the outside of other images.

    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=apol ... d=0CC8QsAQ

    It maybe a hoax, and they never went to the moon :D
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    Re: Apollo 16

    by beeb » Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:54 pm

    Looks like it's about to start screeching "Exterminate! Exterminate!" :lol:

    Nice shot. :) I like the lighting too.
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    Re: Apollo 16

    by Doug » Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:07 pm

    Bigfoot1966 wrote:
    W G wrote:Clearly astronauts are now so aged that they require old folks' assist grab handles which have been applied. They certainly look too shiny and new to have been through re-entry.


    They informed me that this was the original. :D


    If you look at this video of the Opollo 16 splash down @20:14 you see divers climbing up onto the floatation around the capsule, no doubt using the handles for purchase.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoQTYpAPAME

    They do look like an after thought from the Bunnings bathroom department I must admit.

    Fun fact from QI the other night. The heat on reentry is not from friction, it is heat from the pressure of the bow shock created in front of the shield.
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    Re: Apollo 16

    by boggy » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:17 am

    Great Shot. Cape Canaveral is on my bucket list..

    Cheers

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