III: The Capsule Interior... Apr 11, 2006 23:38:54 GMT -6
Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Apr 11, 2006 23:38:54 GMT -6
Up close... The Interior of the Gemini XII Capsule
...Continued from thread II - "Capsule settles in"::
...I observed other media hounds taking interior shots of the cabin, and I thought to follow suit. I couldn't see directly into the crew cabin, so I shot high over head, looking at my camera's ghostly screen for guidance. And I must say, they turned out quite well.
Here we get to view the seats of the astronaut crew, Jim Lovell and Buzz Aldrin.
We look toward the front of the crew cabin and onto the instrument panels. The switches are all throw switches, mechanical dials and levers...and you can make out much of the labeling.
This one is taken straight down the side of the nearest chair on the closest side of the capsule. Looks like oxygen connectors.
Chair removal sticker.
As I was taking my close-up interior shots, The Chicago Tribune was on the ladder and taking their own pics. This is where I was captured by the photographer and used as the Adler/Gemini XII arrival in the next days paper. Quite cool! The only thing is that due to the high angle that the ladder provided, my legs look squat and short...shorter than usual! I thank Heather of the Tribune for the inclusion...
The full and processed image can be found here:
We were finally shooshed out of the area, as the crew was to get ready to work on the display.
Here is the last shot of the capsule while exiting.
On our way out to get coffee in the board room, we took this shot of us doing the "Hiding the Earth with Thumb" pose that the statue is portraying.
It was a great day to experience the arrival of the Gemini XII space craft Capsule and sharing it with my friends at the Adler.
-Adler Telescope Operator
-Substance News Reporter