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How did Apollo 15's depressurization work?

Artwork depicting the EVA in question, NASA, via wikimedia.org On the way back an EVA was performed, and since there wasn't an airlock, the Command Module was depressurized. Was this feature only ...
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Did the LEM ever rise above the orbit of the CSM at any time

We all know that the LEM descended from the CSM to the moon's surface and then rose back again to dock with it. But there are some videos that show the CSM floating in the foreground with the moon's ...
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Did Apollo 13 CM reach thermal equilibrium when it was powered down?

It was reported that the CM cabin temperature dropped to 43°F. Was that the equilibrium, or would it have gotten colder if it had remained in space longer. If that wasn't equilibrium was there an ...
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Connection between SM an CM

If the bottom part of the command module (CM) of the Saturn-V was the thermal shield, how was the CM connected with the utilities of the Service Module (SM)?
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Is deformation of the impact attenuation system visible on the surviving Apollo command modules?

As pointed out in this question, the Apollo command module had crushable ribs along one edge of the base of the cone, and crushable struts that suspended the crew couches inside the vehicle. I've ...
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Which module had more 'comfort' in terms of living space, the Lunar Module or the Command module?

I wonder where were the astronauts more comfortable spending the day, sleeping, dressing the space suits, etc: the LM or the Command Module? Considering, of course, that the Command Module would ...
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Apollo command module space walk?

Could the Apollo astronauts have done an eva, from the Command Module, during the flight to or from the Moon?