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Apollo 11 Gallery


One of the pilot chute mortars, located against gusset #4.

After the drogues were jettisoned, the pilot chutes were deployed, which in turn extracted the main parachutes. The mains were located between each pair of gussets except between #3 and #4 (where the drogue mortars, pitch thrusters, sea recovery cable, and parachute flower pot were located).

Apollo 11 pilot chute mortar at Destination Moon
Time picture taken Thu Aug 23 12:59:42 2018
Location picture taken Boeing Hall
St. Louis Science Center
St. Louis, MO
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