Country of Origin: United States of America
3-D Test: 25.4 x 30.5 x 58.4cm (10 x 12 x 23 in.)
Metal model of the Command Module/Service Module/Launch Escape System. Wood base with a metal Apollo 11 medallion and citation plate.
The Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) gave this Apollo 11 Command Module/Service Module/Launch Escape System model and plaque to Dr. Charles S. Draper in December 1969. Dr. Draper, then head of MIT's Instrumentation Laboratory and a long-time professor at the university, received the award for his extensive work on the guidance, navigation, and control systems for the Apollo spacecraft. Dr. Draper donated a collection of his awards, including this model, to the National Collection in 1974.
Gift of Dr. Charles Stark Draper