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Astronaut's Ceiling Support Cables Get Tangled Up- Ceiling Stagehands Try to Fix The Problem.
Bob the CapCom at Houston is the only person that should be speaking directly to the Astronauts for communications. One of the Fake Moon Bay Stagehands speaks directly to Astronaut Jack, advising him to stay still while the ceiling stagehands untangle Jacks support cable wires above him. From above Astronaut Jack, a large shadow from the ceiling cable wires/device is seen crossing from the left in the background. Astronaut Gene lets Astronaut Jack know that the wires have been untangled and that Jack's communications antennae is standing back up again. The TV camera the whole time is facing downwards, and only starts to move upwards when Astronaut Gene says "Antennas up", then the TV camera suddenly stops when Astronaut Gene suddenly says, "wait a minute", then the TV camera starts to move up again when Gene gives the all clear by saying "In a snap a snap" The term 'snap' is used, for the connection between the ceiling support wires and the Astronaut's hidden body harness.
The Fake Moon Bay Stagehand talking directly to Astronaut Jack says at :13 "They(Ceiling Stagehands) tell me they're both still in middle neck deep through it (trying to untangle the wire cables supporting Astronaut Jack) , rather you wait in line, OK?" Astronaut Jack replies "OK"
At :18 and :26 a large shadow from the ceiling cable wires/device is seen crossing from the left in the background from above Astronaut Jack.
Astronaut Gene speaking to Jack says at :22 "Stay there" Astronaut Jack replies "I think I'm trying too"
Astronaut Gene says at :44 "OK your antennas up....wait a minute,(the camera suddenly stops)....in a snap a snap"(all clear is given, and the TV camera starts to rise again, looking at Astronaut Jack)
Astronaut Jack says at 1:07 "Pain to do that" Astronaut Gene replies "The Guy(ceiling stagehand) can't get close enough to ya, there ya are, leave a little more"(Cable Wire Slack)
Astronaut Gene says at 1:22 "And its up, let me get the snap"(Astronaut Gene fixes the ceiling wire connection directly on Astronaut Jack's backpack)
Astronaut Jack referring to the problems he has been having with the connection between the hidden ceiling cable wires and his hidden spacesuit harness, says at 1:42 "Well I don't know, shall I take my gloves off, take my clothes(spacesuit) off. It must have gone on for a while(The cable wire problems), because we were away for Lunch."
Astronaut Gene says 1:50 "Lets see what the boulder field looks like up there" Astronaut Jack replies "Well I know what its going to look like"(Jack has already seen the boulder field during practice sessions in the Fake Moon Bay) Bob at Houston replies "No you don't" Astronaut Jack says "My hands will be much better off without em"(the gloves) Astronaut Gene replies "Take em off then....no"
This video as you hear & see it, is located for download at NASA site:
Apollo 17 Video Library
Traverse to Station 6
Journal Text: 163:46:46 RealVideo Clip: (3 minutes 24 seconds)
NASA did redacted editing & cleaning up of the text, to cover what they really said in the written records of the Astronauts conversations. Also in some video's NASA has later recorded different conversations, replacing what was originally spoken.
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