For those of us who are regular posters and readers, one topic that comes up frequently is a statement something like, the EVA backpack can't fit through the door. James Colliers said he measured the openning and compared it to the dimensions of the LM hanging from the ceiling in Space Center Houston. The vehicle hanging from the ceiling is actually a training unit, known as LTA-8 (sometimes it appears as LTA-8A).
I recently found this tidbit, which states that the backpack actually fits through the LTA-8 door and was tested.
Go to 121:19:36 and read Jim Irwins Comments
Actually here it is,
[Irwin - "Oh yeah. We had the tanks. I'm wondering if we ever did any ingress training at one-sixth g. I don't think we did. I was just surprised that I had such difficulty, because I'd done a lot of practice in one g with the backpack on because, originally, in the LTA-8 tests - for the thermal vacuum chamber - they were going to use the PLSS under one-g conditions. You know, climb the ladder and go through the hatch, just like we do on the Moon. I'd done that several times and had no difficulty. But you wouldn't have any difficulty in one g because the weight of the PLSS on your back so great and the suit, itself, (also) compresses."]