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One of the drogue chute mortars, located between gusset #3 and gusset #4.

There were two such mortar canisters, each deploying a single parachute. The drogue chutes were the first parachutes deployed to begin to slow the command module as it descended in the atmosphere; the drogues also kept the command module properly oriented.

Apollo 11 drogue chute mortar at Destination Moon
Time picture taken Thu Aug 23 12:55:46 2018
Location picture taken Boeing Hall
St. Louis Science Center
St. Louis, MO
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