doctorow — 2013-08-19T20:48:12-04:00 — #1
michael_r_smith — 2013-08-19T21:08:08-04:00 — #2
If only all that water had been available on January 27, 1967
workwatchbuyrep — 2013-08-19T22:03:34-04:00 — #3
With a heavy space suit on, and the helmet off, and no personal floation device, wouldn't rolling off the flimsy raft be a quick way to drown at the bottom of the pool? Seems like the Apollo-1-era NASA was big into poorly considered, unnecessary risks.
winkybber — 2013-08-19T22:54:00-04:00 — #4
And that Grissom was a squirmy hatchblower, too.
aarongilliland — 2013-08-19T23:36:15-04:00 — #5
Nope. For water egress, the astronaut wore a neck dam - like a scuba diver wearing a dry suit - which made the suit a sealed pressure envelope, even when the helmet was off. Gus Grissom wore a crappier version of the neck dam during his swim on Mercury-Redstone 4; the suit's integrated neck dam leaked, and an open air valve on the suit body let water into the suit.
maledictorian — 2013-08-20T09:54:51-04:00 — #6
Did anyone else see that picture and think about how cool it would be to have that as a pool toy?
sextuplicate — 2013-08-20T19:37:52-04:00 — #7
Landing right in a swimming pool? Now that's accuracy!
leigh — 2013-08-21T22:16:48-04:00 — #8
As someone who holds by the Many Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics, I find that pictures like this make me wish to live in one of the worlds where they escaped the d***ed Fire in the nick of time and got to go on and do all kinds of cool stuff.
doctorow — 2013-08-24T20:48:14-04:00 — #9
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