This Apollo command module boilerplate is made of boilerplate steel. It was designed to simulate the external physical characteristics and weight of an Apollo command module. Internal features are not representative of an actual command module. Weighing about 9,000 lbs, this boilerplate was used by Navy recovery personnel to train for flotation collar installation and shipboard retrieval procedures. Boilerplates equipped with a recovery training beacon and flashing light were also used by helicopter crews for homing practice.
Transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1975.
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration