A sign, just inside entrance to
the building, describing the boilerplate. It reads
Apollo Test Capsule
This full-size replica of an Apollo capsule never carried an astronaut or flew
into space, but it did provide an important service to NASA. Having the same
size, weight, and weight distribution of an operational Apollo capsule, test
capsules like this one were used by NASA and the U.S. Navy to practice ocean
recoveries during the 1960s.