Boilerplate, Command Module, Apollo, #1210

A boilerplate is a metal mockup of the same external weight and size as a flight production model. By using an unmanned boilerplate, the design can be evaluated without endangering human life or incurring excessive expenses on detailed models. This particular boilerplate, BP1210, was used in landing and recovery training, and to support the development of flotation devices by Department of Defense Apollo support crews.

NASA transferred this boilerplate to the Smithsonian in 1975.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
North American Rockwell

Type
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Test Vehicles

Materials
steel
Dimensions
Overall: 10ft 7in. x 12ft 10in., 9000lb. (322.58 x 391.16cm, 4082.4kg)

A boilerplate is a metal mockup of the same external weight and size as a flight production model. By using an unmanned boilerplate, the design can be evaluated without endangering human life or incurring excessive expenses on detailed models. This particular boilerplate, BP1210, was used in landing and recovery training, and to support the development of flotation devices by Department of Defense Apollo support crews.

NASA transferred this boilerplate to the Smithsonian in 1975.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
North American Rockwell

Type
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Test Vehicles

Materials
steel
Dimensions
Overall: 10ft 7in. x 12ft 10in., 9000lb. (322.58 x 391.16cm, 4082.4kg)

ID: A19751422000