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Detail of and into the commander's observation window. Some of the ceiling of the LM can be seen, although it's fairly washed out by the interior lighting.

I'm uncertain as to the heritage of the observation window: On manned lunar modules, the commander's window had a "landing point designator", a series of markings on the window (as shown on the commander's window on LM-9 at Kennedy Space Center) which were used in conjunction with the guidance computer to assist the commander in choosing the exact landing point. However, as LTA-8 was never destined for flight, it may have lacked the LPD.

Dominating the right side of this photo is one of the reaction control system (RCS) quads.

Time picture taken Mon Aug 4 09:40:34 2008
Location picture taken Outside Starship Gallery
Space Center Houston
Houston, TX
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