Apollo 11


Apollo 11 Water Recovery System
National Air and Space Museum curator Allan Needell describes the original flotation system used to recover the Apollo 11 command module on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Because the original Apollo 11 command module "Columbia" is located at the downtown Washington, DC Museum, a boilerplate Apollo command module, used for egress training during the Apollo era, is used to display the Apollo 11 water recovery artifacts.

Total running time: 3 minutes, 15 seconds
Produced by: VideoArt for the National Air and Space Museum
Source materials: NASA & National Air and Space Museum