The photo that couldn't have been taken (cont.)
This is the red valve in question.
- The red valve on the suit is not connected to the PLSS (life support backpack)
And indeed it is not connected to anything. But for good reason. It's a purge valve to be used in the event that the PLSS has a failure.
A connection diagram for the suit and PLSS can be found here Not having this valve connected is correct.
ConclusionIn conclusion, nothing about this photograph is inconsistent with the real world. No "anomalies and absurdities" exist within the photograph that would suggest that this photograph was fabricated. These points have real world causes and explanations and can be reproduced proving that this photograph could have really been taken as we see it.
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