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Apollo 11 Gallery


Detail of part of the aft heat shield.

In the upper right can be seen line between the aft and crew compartment heat shields (as seen in dsc31649.jpg).

I assume these marks were made post-flight in an effort to examine the char characteristics after re-entry.

Heat shield on Apollo 11 at National Air & Space Museum
Time picture taken Fri Jun 22 14:11:22 2007
Location picture taken Milestones of Flight Gallery
National Air & Space Museum
Washington, DC
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