This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Collection Item Summary:
The Apollo Command Module heat shield was manufactured following several steps: beginning with the substrate material, several coatings, a honeycomb supporting structure, a cell-by-cell filling with resin, and subsequent coatings and curing. This sample of an undetermined flown heatshield was found in the National Air and Space Museum collection and accessioned for research purposes.
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Restrictions & Rights
- Base: Steel honeycomb
- Upper surface: Fibreglass honeycomb