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PHOTO 94-- Flight C-33 : July 24, 1984

Final checkout of the rocket prior to commencement of the countdown.
A hardhat was worn as a safety precaution while checking and setting the PET circuitry -- if inadvertently triggered, the ejected nosecone (tethered to the parachute) could give a nasty blow to the noggin! In fact, the hardhat was once "put to the test" during a ground test of the parachute system, when this aberrance actually occurred...

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