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Apollo Space Command Module

Location: Titusville, FL, USA
Date: 1968
Creator(s): North American Aviation
The Apollo was the vehicle that first transported humans to the moon and safely back to earth. Nine lunar flights were made between 1968 and 1972. The command module, built by North American Aviation (at the time of launch, North American Rockwell Corporation), accommodated three astronauts during the mission. It was the only portion of the Apollo spacecraft system designed to withstand the intense heat of atmospheric re-entry at 25,000 mph and complete the mission intact. This command module at Rockwell flew as Apollo 14 in 1971. See also the Saturn V booster in Anaheim. Note: The year span reflects the years of the Apollo program, which the command module was designed to serve. North American Rockwell was the name of the company from 1967 to 1973, encompassing the time in which the Apollo 14 construction was completed and in which the Apollo program was completed, and as such it should be used to reflect historical accuracy.
Tags: Era: 1960-1969
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Courtesy Flickr/Chad Nordstrom (CC BY 2.0)
The real Apollo Space Command Module on display at the Kennedy Space Center's Saturn V Building.
Saturn V Center

6225 Vectorspace Blvd
SR 405 Kennedy Space Center
Titusville, FL, USA

Saturn V Center<br /> <br /> 6225 Vectorspace Blvd

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