Talk:Apollo 5

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Aluminum windows?[edit]

From the article: "On 28 December 1967 a decision was made to replace the glass windows in LM-1 with aluminum windows, as a precaution against a failure in flight similar to the one that occurred on LM-5 in testing."

Am I safe to assume that these were opaque windows, seeing as the craft was unmanned? The concept of transparent aluminum windows on a spacecraft hearkens to Star Trek.

Best line[edit]

It was well behind schedule. Some of the delay could be attributed to lack of experience scheduling to build a manned spacecraft to land on the Moon.

Define understated. One of my favorite lines in Wikipedia; may it never be edited! Tempshill 17:54, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

First throttleable engine?[edit]

I am curious about how the "descent engine would become the first throttleable rocket engine fired in space". I believe that the Surveyor probes used throttleable vernier engines prior to the launch of Apollo 5. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.244.31.35 (talk) 04:18, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

End of mission[edit]

  • A date and time of Landing was given in the infobox. That's inappropriate since it implies a controlled touchdown, which the LM was incapable of making on Earth. Also the date and time given contradicts the dates of the (two separate) stage reentries given in the text (last paragraph of the Flight section). So I removed it.
  • The infobox still contradicts the text, which says the mission was over after four orbits, which at the 89.5 minute period given in the infobox would take about six hours. The infobox gives the mission duration as 11 hours, 10 minutes, which is just under seven and one-half orbits. Which is correct? (Otherwise, the period would be almost 61 hours, which can't be correct for the altitudes given.)

Also, a location isn't given for the ascent stage planet-fall. Does that mean that it completely burned up? If so, that should be mentioned. JustinTime55 (talk) 14:23, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

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