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Detail of one of the yaw thrusters. It reads

[unintelligible, but perhaps "V"]36-417011-89
S/C 107

Columbia was Apollo spacecraft (aka "S/C") #107 (the "1" indicating that it was a Block II, rather than Block I spacecraft, and "07" indicating that it was the seventh spacecraft in the series).

Michael Collins, Apollo 11 Command Module Pilot, was fond of S/C 107; he wrote the following on a spacecraft panel:

Spacecraft 107 - alias Apollo 11
alias "Columbia"
The Best Ship to Come Down the Line
God Bless Her

Lettering on Apollo 11 yaw thruster at Destination Moon
Time picture taken Thu Aug 23 13:01:28 2018
Location picture taken Boeing Hall
St. Louis Science Center
St. Louis, MO
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