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Apollo Command and Service Modules

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This object is on display in the Space Race exhibition at the National Mall building.


Manufacturer: North American Rockwell

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: Overall: 12 ft. 10 in. wide x 34 ft. 2 in. deep (391.16 x 1041.4cm)

Materials: Command Module: Aluminum alloy, stainless steel, and titanium structures. Outer shell - stainless steel honeycomb between stainless steel sheets. Crew compartment inner shell - aluminum honeycomb between aluminum alloy sheets. Epoxy-resin ablative heat shield covers outside.

This Block II Apollo Command and Service Module combination (CSM 105), manufactured by North American Rockwell, was originally used for vibration and acoustic tests. In 1973 it was refurbished for use in the Paris Air Show. The CSM was displayed docked to the Soviet Soyuz spacecraft, as was planned for the Apollo-Soyuz Test Program (ASTP) mission in July 1975. The Soyuz spacecraft was made of residual test hardware.

In 1976 this combined exhibit was installed in the National Air and Space Museum after its transfer from NASA.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Inventory number: A19740798000

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