reply to post by Phage
Explanation: No response?
Pretty weak argument then IMO.
I have however strengthened my own argument ...
Here is how I am seeing the issue ...
Now to get some better 'clues'! ... 12 Nasa
Blueprints to help you build your own spaceship [gizmodo.com.au]
Basic Apollo Command Module diagram.
Detailed Apollo Command Module Interior Configuration diagram.
Detailed Apollo Command Module Control Panel diagram.
Apollo (spacecraft) [wiki]
External view of Apollo (15) from the LM (Luna Module).
External view of Apollo (17) from the LM (Luna Module).
Apollo 12 (mission details).
Apollo 12 [wiki]
Apollo SpaceCraft Windows.
Apollo SpacCraft Windows (caution .pdf) [lpi.usra.edu]
Apollo 12 Crew.
Apollo 12 issues (lightning strike).
Apollo 12 launched on schedule from Kennedy Space Center, during a rainstorm. It was the first rocket launch attended by an incumbent US
president, Richard Nixon. Thirty-six-and-a-half seconds after lift-off, the vehicle triggered a lightning discharge through itself and down to the
earth through the Saturn's ionized plume. Protective circuits on the fuel cells in the service module falsely detected overloads and took all three
fuel cells offline, along with much of the CSM instrumentation. A second strike at 52 seconds after launch knocked out the "8-ball" attitude
indicator. The telemetry stream at Mission Control was garbled. However, the Saturn V continued to fly correctly; the strikes had not affected the
The loss of all three fuel cells put the CSM entirely on batteries. They were unable to maintain normal 28V DC bus voltages into the heavy 75 amp
launch loads. One of the AC inverters dropped offline. These power supply problems lit nearly every warning light on the control panel and
caused much of the instrumentation to malfunction.
Possible origins of 'UFO' reflection.
Apollo 12 spaceship interior: Control Panel lights.
Apollo 12 astronaut suit: Colour Anodized Aluminium Space Suit connection ports and rings.
Apollo 12 astronaut patches.
Apollo 12 Mission Patch.
Apollo 12 Mission Insignia (patch).
The Apollo 12 mission patch shows the crew's navy background; all three astronauts at the time of the mission were U.S. Navy commanders. It features a
clipper ship arriving at the Moon, representing the command module Yankee Clipper. The ship trails fire, and flies the flag of the United States. The
mission name APOLLO XII and the crew names are on a wide gold border, with a small blue trim. Blue and gold are traditionally U.S. navy colors. The
patch has four stars on it — one each for the three astronauts who flew the mission and one for Clifton Williams, a U.S. naval aviator and astronaut
who was killed on October 5, 1967, after a mechanical failure caused the controls of his T-38 trainer to stop responding. He trained with Conrad and
Gordon as part of the back-up crew for what would be the Apollo 9 mission, and would have been assigned as Lunar Module pilot for Apollo 12.
Personal Disclosure: Continued next post below ...
edit on 13-1-2013 by OmegaLogos because: Edited to redact broken quik view link.
edit on 13-1-2013 by OmegaLogos because:
Edited to fix spelling.