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There is a detail puzzling me in the recovery process. It happens exactly at https://apollo17.org/?t=305:00:32

After swimmers have installed the floating collar in the command module and after hatch was opened
Previous to the exit of the crew, they give a small box to the swimmers. This is the transcription from the commentary

305:00:32   RECOV   A swimmer has opened the hatch slightly and is talking to the astronauts. The swimmer has fully opened the egress hatch. The astronauts have passed a box to the swimmers and the swimmers have placed it in the egress raft

The small box is stowed safely and then the crew exits the command module one at a time, after inflating their survive collars
Then transfered to the rescue helicopter and then to the main ship Ticonderoga

All the lunar samples and stuff is stowed in the Command Module. Except this small box which is passed to the swimmers
frist of all. Looks like it may containt important items, not to be lost in case of an accident if the command module get lost
in the process of picking it up to the carrier ship

What does this box may contain? Any experts to explain it ?

Best regards
Luis

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Apollo 17 Moments of Interest / Really an Outstanding Mission !
« on: April 23, 2020, 08:16:08 AM »
It's a sourprise not to find any comment on Apollo 17 mission. So here is mine
This times of quarentine at home I have found the time to follow this mission almost in real time
It has been an outstanding experience and I want to thank to the people involved in making this site available
A real treasure of first class information. Just need to dedicate the proper time to dig into the mission
Those days in the moon surface with the 3 EVA's. The Rover trips and the real time TV remotely controlled from earth
is like being there with Schmitth and Cernan

Thank you again to those that made it possible. Outstanding work !

From a space-trastorned ;-)
Luis /EA5DOM

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