Double-sided cue card used during Apollo 15 Stand-up EVA training, 10.5 x 8, dated July 1, 1971. The first side is identified as “SEVA Prep,” and features the initial four procedures and the subsequent steps for a Stand-up EVA: "Equipment Prep," "Helmet/Glove Donning," "Press Integrity Check," and "Cabin Depress for SEVA." The back side lists the final five procedures, "Hatch Opening," "SEVA," "Hatch Closing," "Cabin Repress," "Post SEVA Systems Configuration," and "Post SEVA Cabin Configuration," with the very last step directing the astronaut: "Unstow Lunar Surface Checklist, 2-5, Stow SEVA Cue Card." The various tasks for the SEVA are as follows: "Identify Landmarks For LM Location, Shoot 360° Stereo Pan With 60mm Lens (22 FR), Check Traverse Routes For Landmarks, Trafficability & ALSEP Location, Check Far Field Geology: Front, Rille, North Complex, Mare, Boulder Fields, Shoot 500mm Lens Photography (Lens Cover to Camr, Velcro), Check Near Field Geology: Affects of Descent Engine, Fragment Distribution, Craters, Boulders, Soil, Confirm, Best ALSEP Location." In fine condition. Accompanied by material related to the SEVA. Rather than embarking on a full EVA immediately after landing on the moon, Commander Dave Scott and Lunar Module Pilot Jim Irwin began preparations for the mission's SEVA, which would give both them and the scientists back in Houston a more thorough understanding of the surrounding landscape. Two hours after landing, the men released all the air from the cabin and opened the overhead hatch, allowing Scott to stand on the ascent engine cover, his head and arms outside the spacecraft, and take pictures with a 70-mm camera equipped with a long 500-millimeter lens. Scott's vantage point offered him a clear view all the way around the horizon, which prompted him to remark that 'trafficability' for the rover looked 'pretty good.' After a half hour of verbal description and photographing, Scott climbed down, reinstalled the docking hardware, and closed the hatch. From the collection of Dan Schaiewitz, who worked as Extravehicular Crew Training Engineer at KSC. View Dan's many Collect Space posts here. Engineer Dan Schaiewitz gives us a fascinating firsthand glimpse into his experiences on the cutting edge of space exploration during the Apollo missions, in this podcast.
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