LARGE APOLLO SPACECRAFT DIAGRAM, SIGNED Halftone diagram of the Apollo Command and Service Modules (CSM) including the Launch Escape SubSystem (LES).

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LARGE APOLLO SPACECRAFT DIAGRAM, SIGNED
Halftone diagram of the Apollo Command and Service Modules (CSM) including the Launch Escape SubSystem (LES).

Sold for US$ 2,250 inc. premium

Space History

20 Jul 2016, 13:00 EDT

New York

LARGE APOLLO SPACECRAFT DIAGRAM, SIGNED
Halftone diagram of the Apollo Command and Service Modules (CSM) including the Launch Escape SubSystem (LES). 27 x 19 inches.

Boldly SIGNED and INSCRIBED with their individual CM and Apollo flight numbers: "RUSTY SCHWEIKART, CSM 104, Apollo 9; RICHARD GORDON, CSM 108, Apollo XII; FRED HAISE, CSM 109, Apollo 13;" and "AL WORDEN, CSM 112, Apollo15."

This extensively illustrated drawing shows 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.
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LARGE APOLLO SPACECRAFT DIAGRAM, SIGNED Halftone diagram of the Apollo Command and Service Modules (CSM) including the Launch Escape SubSystem (LES).
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