Boilerplate, Command Module, Apollo, #1206


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This boilerplate, # 1206, was used to train Department of Defense forces in recovery operation procedures associated with the Apollo Command Module. The 67th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (ARRS) located at RAF Woodbridge, UK trained in recovery operations for the Apollo and Skylab programs. Only the external features of this boilerplate that were required for recovery training are representative of an actual Command Module. It weighs approximately 9000 lbs.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration




Overall: 10 ft. 7 in. tall x 12 ft. 10 in. diameter, 9000 lb. (322.58 x 391.16cm, 4082.4kg)

Country of Origin

United States of America


SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Guidance & Control

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