Apollo Command and Service Modules

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This object is on display in the Space Race exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

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.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

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

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.

Dimensions

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

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

SPACECRAFT-Manned-Test Vehicles

Inventory Number

A19740798000