Command Module, Apollo 11

The Apollo 11 Command Module, "Columbia," was the living quarters for the three-person crew during most of the first manned lunar landing mission in July 1969. On July 16, 1969, Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins were launched from Cape Kennedy atop a Saturn V rocket. This Command Module, no. 107, manufactured by North American Rockwell, was one of three parts of the complete Apollo spacecraft. The other two parts were the Service Module and the Lunar Module, nicknamed "Eagle." The Service Module contained the main spacecraft propulsion system and consumables while the Lunar Module was the two-person craft used by Armstrong and Aldrin to descend to the Moon's surface on July 20. The Command Module is the only portion of the spacecraft to return to Earth.

It was transferred to the Smithsonian in 1970 following a NASA-sponsored tour of American cities. The Apollo CM Columbia has been designated a "Milestone of Flight" by the Museum.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
Buzz Aldrin
Michael Collins
Neil Armstrong, August 5, 1930--August 25, 2012
Manufacturer
North American Rockwell

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Milestones of Flight

Type
SPACECRAFT-Manned

Materials
Primary Materials: Aluminum alloy, Stainless steel, Titanium
Dimensions
Overall: 10ft 7in. x 12ft 10in., 13000lb. (322.6 x 391.2cm, 5896.8kg)

The Apollo 11 Command Module, "Columbia," was the living quarters for the three-person crew during most of the first manned lunar landing mission in July 1969. On July 16, 1969, Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins were launched from Cape Kennedy atop a Saturn V rocket. This Command Module, no. 107, manufactured by North American Rockwell, was one of three parts of the complete Apollo spacecraft. The other two parts were the Service Module and the Lunar Module, nicknamed "Eagle." The Service Module contained the main spacecraft propulsion system and consumables while the Lunar Module was the two-person craft used by Armstrong and Aldrin to descend to the Moon's surface on July 20. The Command Module is the only portion of the spacecraft to return to Earth.

It was transferred to the Smithsonian in 1970 following a NASA-sponsored tour of American cities. The Apollo CM Columbia has been designated a "Milestone of Flight" by the Museum.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
Buzz Aldrin
Michael Collins
Neil Armstrong, August 5, 1930--August 25, 2012
Manufacturer
North American Rockwell

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Milestones of Flight

Type
SPACECRAFT-Manned

Materials
Primary Materials: Aluminum alloy, Stainless steel, Titanium
Dimensions
Overall: 10ft 7in. x 12ft 10in., 13000lb. (322.6 x 391.2cm, 5896.8kg)

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