posted on May, 23 2012 @ 03:07 AM
reply to post by choos
How 'bout some red glasses for gosh dang sake ?
Yes, you are correct, Collins says his eyes are always constricted and that is why he cannot see stars. You would think he would be smarter about
this being a fighter pilot. My friends and I bought a USAF flight surgeon's manual and some aerospace medicine texts including one where Charles
Berry wrote the manned space flight chapter. The flight surgeon's manual was from 1968 and the aerospace text 1972 I think, but not quite sure 'cuz I
don't have it with me. We read about what the fighter pilots knew , well at least we think we know what they knew because one book said they had to
know about really important things like how dark adaptation mostly had to do with replenishment of consumed light sensitive elements in the retinae.
Takes like 30 or 40 minutes. Did you know some fighter pilots wear red glasses to "dark adapt" and still read ?
(see 3 and 4 below)
3) If you are in a light-polluted location consider wearing dark glasses or special red night-vision goggles at all times except when looking through
the eyepiece. It may seem odd to wear dark glasses at night (and certainly don’t do that when you’re driving), but it can be a real help.
4) When you need some light to see what you’re doing, use a dim red flashlight, the dimmer the better. A red light with adjustable brightness is
very handy because it allows you to dial down the brightness to the bare minimum required. (Red light works best because it is less efficient than
white light at breaking down the iodopsin and rhodopsin that allow your eye to see in the dark.)
Boy that Charles Berry isn't a very good flight surgeon. He doesn't even read his own books. Those poor astronauts were having so much trouble
seeing their constellations. Alan Shepard doesn't think he was ever dark adapted. Wonder why they didn't pass out dark red shades, or just plain
ol' fancy red glasses and at least have the CM guy sighting stars put 'em on so he could find Centaurus and be sure the simulator, errhhh, I mean
ship, wasn't going to crash into a giant piece of styrofoam asteroid.
edit on 23-5-2012 by decisively because: added headline
edit on 23-5-2012 by decisively because: caps
23-5-2012 by decisively because: caps, added quotes, "and still read"