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

Since the areas are circular, it would seem likely that the material was removed during post-flight inspection, to determine the depth of the char layer or otherwise verify the performance of the heat shield material.

Command Module heat shield/honeycomb cells on Apollo 4 at Stennis Space Center
Time picture taken Fri Jun 18 10:44:30 2004
Location picture taken Indoor Exhibit Area
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Stennis Space Center, MS
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