Model, Apollo, CM Heat Transfer


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 Apollo Command Module heat transfer model was part of a larger grouping built and used for wind tunnel testing conducted in the development stage of the Apollo program. The testing was to observe and measure the aerodynamic and heat transfer properties of the module at launch and reentry.

NASA transferred the model to the Smithsonaian in 1971.

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 NASA Manned Spacecraft Center


  • Steel
  • Copper Alloy
  • Synthetic Fabric
  • HAZMAT: Cadmium Plating
  • Aluminum
  • Paper
  • Adhesive


3-D (Case): 101.6 x 46 x 15.6cm (40 x 18 1/8 x 6 1/8 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America


MODELS-Wind Tunnel

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