• Short Summary

    LIFELIKE DUMMIES ARE TESTING CREW EQUIPMENT FOR THE U.S. APOLLO LUNAR SPACECRAFT AT DOWNEY, CALIFORNIA,?

  • Description

    LIFELIKE DUMMIES ARE TESTING CREW EQUIPMENT FOR THE U.S. APOLLO LUNAR SPACECRAFT AT DOWNEY, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A. APOLLO CAPSULES ARE DROPPED FROM A GIANT FOUR-ARMED PENDULUM INTO A POOL OF WATER. INSIDE, DUMMIES ARE POSITIONED AS PASSENGERS TO RECORD IMPACT FORCES AND TO TEST CREW SUPPORT AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS FOR ASTRONAUTS.

    WHEN THE CRAFT STRIKES THE WATER, IT PROVIDES SITUATIONS SIMILAR TO THOSE ASTRONAUTS WILL ENCOUNTER UPON RETURNING FROM THE MOON.

    THE FIVE-TON APOLLO, SWINGING FROM A TOWER 143 FEET HIGH, HAS WIDE-ANGLE CAMERAS INSIDE TO SHOW THE DUMMIES DURING THE TESTS. THE FIGURES HAVE BATTERIES IN THEIR LEGS TO PROVIDE POWER FOR INSTRUMENTS IN THE REST OF THE BODY.

    AFTER THE DROP, THE INSTRUMENTS ARE STUDIED FOR RESULTS OF THE DROP ON THE DUMMIES. THE JOLT ON LANDING IS LITTLE MORE THAN THAT ENCOUNTERED BY A JET PILOT LANDING ON AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA68PZKFMXVTZTZ19X3C80OFWWR
    Media URN:
    VLVA68PZKFMXVTZTZ19X3C80OFWWR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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