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Apollo 4 Gallery


Detail of the Command Module heat shield. This is located above the simulated Block II umbilical.

I assume that the circular area was removed during post-flight inspection, to determine the depth of the char layer or otherwise verify the performance of the heat shield material. The area at left may have been caused if the heat shield was crushed or perhaps by souvenir seekers.

Command Module heat shield/honeycomb cells on Apollo 4 at Stennis Space Center
Time picture taken Fri Jun 18 10:43:38 2004
Location picture taken Indoor Exhibit Area
Visitor Center
Stennis Space Center, MS
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