Heat Shield, Fragment, Ablated, Apollo

Display Status:

This object is on display in the Human Spaceflight at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

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.