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View of reaction control system (RCS) quads and plume deflectors.

Plume deflectors were added to LM-5 (Apollo 11) and subsequent due to scorching of the descent stage by the downward-facing RCS thruster as observed by the Apollo 9 astronauts.

Picture 3 of 4.

This is the aft quad on the LMP's side of the spacecraft.

Time picture taken Mon Aug 4 09:55:40 2008
Location picture taken Outside Starship Gallery
Space Center Houston
Houston, TX
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