LARGE APOLLO SPACECRAFT DIAGRAMSIGNED.
Diagram of the Apollo Command and Service Modules (CSM) including the Launch Escape SubSystem (LES). 27 x 19 inches.
An extensively illustrated drawing showing internal equipment and structures of the CSM. Over 30 individual components are identified. The side hatch, docking probe, main display console, and attitude control rocket engines are just a few of the components identified with the Command Module. The Service Module has the high gain antenna, large propulsion system engine nozzle, multiple pressure tanks, fuel cells, and the "quad" attitude control rocket engines clearly shown.
The 33 foot long LES was the means of escaping the Saturn booster rocket in the event of a catastrophic malfunction. It employed a four nozzle, solid propellant rocket system to pull the Command Module away from the booster. Several components are identified including the pitch control motor, the "Q-Ball," and dual canards that provided aerodynamic lift to move the CM out of an exploding booster's path.
Boldly SIGNED and INSCRIBED with their individual CM and Apollo flight numbers by RUSTY SCHWEIKART, RICHARD GORDON, FRED HAISE and AL WORDEN.