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View of Rusty Schweickart on the Lunar Module porch testing out the Apollo space suit for the first time. Dave Scott can be seen in the foreground standing up in the open hatch of the Command Module. The spectacular views seen in these clips can be seen here in the reflection in Dave's gold visor. The shot is under exposed as sunlight bursts periodically into the lens. Kept alive entirely by the suit and his Primary (or portable) Life Support backpack (PLSS) Schweickart is only tethered to the LM with a thin nylon chord. Functioning effectively as a third, separate spacecraft NASA gave him the call sign Red Rover in recognition of his red hair. Date recorded: 1969-03-06.
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