National Geographic : 1965 Jan
Walking on the wall, a test engineer at N.\S.\\s ang.lev Research ('enter, Virginia. strniles forw~ardl as man would11 in the low gravity of the In nar sulrtae--one-sixthI ot earl h'>. (Counterbalaned harness supp~orts the other fi \e-sixt hs of his weight. First full-scale mock-uip of Apollo's LEI: IAt. ('omdor. Charles ('onrad, Jr., at life supplort sac k on his hac k, dangles at the end ot a "Pleter P~an Rig.' at pulley device that simulRates the m oon's gravity. lie dlescendsI a k nottedl rope while his mate waits i inside. Eerie \Moon Room," palt of NAS.\ fat ilities at llingtonl Air Fort e Base, "Texas, imitates thle satellite's mleteorite-lbatteredI fatce.. .t ronaut in proessulre shit examlinles chun01ks of volceanic roc k, perha Is like those he might col letct on the d eadI airless sI Ilere. Foot-high model of LF>\I in bac kgronnd adds to the illusion of a lunar landing.