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