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Apollo Probe & Drogue System Gallery


View of the probe head, taken through the drogue apex. Note the three capture latches at 10:00, 2:00, and 6:00. These latches slip into and automatically engage the Lunar Module's drogue, effecting "capture."

The out-of-focus text on the drogue instructs the crewman to

Fully depress center plunger with Tool B
to unlock probe capture latches.

Apollo docking probe head with capture latches at Stafford Air & Space Museum.
Time picture taken Thu Jul 31 10:29:40 2008
Location picture taken Apollo Gallery
Stafford Air & Space Museum
Weatherford, Oklahoma
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