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Detail of Quad 3 on the descent stage.

The bulge is the cover for the spacecraft's supercritical helium tank. This tank has interest to me, as part of LM-1's SHe tank survived reentry and was recovered.

Also note the deployment and down lock mechanisms, used to extend the lunar module's legs and keep them deployed.

Time picture taken Mon Aug 4 09:52:38 2008
Location picture taken Outside Starship Gallery
Space Center Houston
Houston, TX
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