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Title: Which side of the LM was Armstrong on?
Post by: cos on September 08, 2020, 06:28:27 PM
I was looking at a VR presentation of the Apolo 11 landing. It was quite impressive. You were in Buzz Aldrin's seat and could see everything from his perspective. The only thing was that Armstrong was on my right and I think the commander had the left hand seat. I might be wrong. Anyone know?
Title: Re: Which side of the LM was Armstrong on?
Post by: smartcooky on September 09, 2020, 03:13:20 AM
I was looking at a VR presentation of the Apolo 11 landing. It was quite impressive. You were in Buzz Aldrin's seat and could see everything from his perspective. The only thing was that Armstrong was on my right and I think the commander had the left hand seat. I might be wrong. Anyone know?

(https://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/alsj/a11/ap11-KSC-69P-590HR.jpg)

Armstrong (Mission Commander) stood in the Captain's position on the left (if the LM had seats, he would have been flying "Left Seat").
Buzz Aldrin (LM Pilot) was on the right, in the co-pilot's position.
Title: Re: Which side of the LM was Armstrong on?
Post by: Bryanpoprobson on September 09, 2020, 03:25:54 PM
The LPD was also etched on the Window on the left which also tells you it was the commanders position.
Title: Re: Which side of the LM was Armstrong on?
Post by: smartcooky on September 09, 2020, 06:03:04 PM
The LPD was also etched on the Window on the left which also tells you it was the commanders position.

Yes.

Here is a very good Apollo 12 graphic description and simulation from the EagleLander3D game visually showing the LPD and how it worked.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ni4GBRVUvdQ
Title: Re: Which side of the LM was Armstrong on?
Post by: Obviousman on September 10, 2020, 12:12:35 AM
It was an amazingly simple device... for the crew.