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Apollo Boilerplate BP-213 Gallery


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.

Time picture taken Fri Nov 18 10:33:24 2005
Location picture taken Foyer
Cernan Earth & Space Center
River Grove, IL
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