In Painting 14B, the co-pilot has opened the hatch from the transfer tunnel into the MOL and floated into the pressurized module for the first time. He cheerfully reaches for a handhold in a pose that reflects the visceral joy of flying head-first into a large weightless room with no up or down.

Interior photo of MOL mockup, with no tunnel hatch visible (NRO MOL photo 8. Credit: McDonnell-Douglas and NRO).

The pilot is shown wearing a ventilated MH-5 pressure suit in its training version. The internal module layout matches 1968 mockup photos (see bottom photo), but consoles are noticeably less instrumented. No airtight hatch is seen at the tunnel entrance, unlike in a subsequent image (#16)--unless the faint circular shadow behind the man's right shoulder is meant to be the hatch.

In fact, the man seems to be reaching past the obvious handhold, the curved bar with light straight sections interrupted by angled mounting fixtures. Judging from McDonnell-Douglas mockup illustrations, this appears to be both a hand hold and a light fixture, presumably incorporating well-insulated fluorescent tubes into the straight sections. If so, the the light fixtures at right should not be casting a shadow.

The art board for painting 14B is labelled on its right margin with “24” with an arrow between marks at top and bottom edges of painting. There are similar marks at the left edge, both top and bottom. The meaning of the markings is not clear.

No acetate sheet or onionskin sheet is associate with this painting.