Boilerplate, Command Module, Apollo, #1207

This boilerplate Apollo command module (S/N 1207) was used at Patrick AFB to train Navy and Air Force personnel in Apollo recovery procedures. The internal features are not representative of an actual Command Module. A boilerplate is a metal mockup of the same external size as a flight production model. By using a boilerplate, characteristics of the spacecraft design and function can be evaluated without or incurring the expense associated with using a more detailed model.

This boilerplate was transferred to the Smithsonian in December of 1976 and immediately loaned to a school district in Lake County Florida for display outdoors at a local science center. It has since been moved to Ocala, Florida, for display outside the Ocala Discovery Science Center.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
North American Aviation Inc.

Type
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Test Vehicles

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

This boilerplate Apollo command module (S/N 1207) was used at Patrick AFB to train Navy and Air Force personnel in Apollo recovery procedures. The internal features are not representative of an actual Command Module. A boilerplate is a metal mockup of the same external size as a flight production model. By using a boilerplate, characteristics of the spacecraft design and function can be evaluated without or incurring the expense associated with using a more detailed model.

This boilerplate was transferred to the Smithsonian in December of 1976 and immediately loaned to a school district in Lake County Florida for display outdoors at a local science center. It has since been moved to Ocala, Florida, for display outside the Ocala Discovery Science Center.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
North American Aviation Inc.

Type
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Test Vehicles

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

ID: A19770387000