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.
The manufacturer provided this finished heat shield sample to the Smithsonian, along with a model showing the various steps, in 1975.
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Restrictions & Rights
- Stainless steel, Fiberglas, phenolic resin (Avcoat 5026-39), various coatings