APOLLO COMMAND MODULE ROCKET ENGINE, SIGNED A BI-PROPELLANT ENGINE TO ALLOW THE CREW TO SAFELY RETURN FROM THE MOON Apollo Command Module rocket engine, manufactured by Rocketdyne, Model SE-8.

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Lot 34
APOLLO COMMAND MODULE ROCKET ENGINE, SIGNED
A BI-PROPELLANT ENGINE TO ALLOW THE CREW TO SAFELY RETURN FROM THE MOON
Apollo Command Module rocket engine, manufactured by Rocketdyne, Model SE-8.

Sold for US$ 6,250 inc. premium

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20 Jul 2016, 13:00 EDT

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APOLLO COMMAND MODULE ROCKET ENGINE, SIGNED
A BI-PROPELLANT ENGINE TO ALLOW THE CREW TO SAFELY RETURN FROM THE MOON
Apollo Command Module rocket engine, manufactured by Rocketdyne, Model SE-8. Constructed of steel and ablative material, 14 inches long and 3½ inches wide at the nozzle base. Fuel and oxidizer valve assemblies are at the top with the associated electrical wiring connections. An ablative nozzle is at the bottom. Internal components consist of a block of ablative material and sleeve, refractory throat insert, and a stainless steel shell. A Rocketdyne ID label reads in part: "Propulsion System Component, Part Name: Rocket Engine Assy., Part No. 99-106003, Date of MFG. 5-21-64, Model No. SE-8, Serial No. 4054407." With additional manufacturing information on the engine casing plus inspection stamps. Printed diagrams included.

SIGNED and INSCRIBED: "WALLY SCHIRRA, Apollo 7; TOM STAFFORD, Apollo 10;" and "FRED HAISE, Apollo 13."

A set of 12 of these bi-propellant engines provided the Command Module with rotation control, rate damping, and attitude control after separation from the Service Module and during re-entry. The engine has had several test firings.
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APOLLO COMMAND MODULE ROCKET ENGINE, SIGNED A BI-PROPELLANT ENGINE TO ALLOW THE CREW TO SAFELY RETURN FROM THE MOON Apollo Command Module rocket engine, manufactured by Rocketdyne, Model SE-8.
APOLLO COMMAND MODULE ROCKET ENGINE, SIGNED A BI-PROPELLANT ENGINE TO ALLOW THE CREW TO SAFELY RETURN FROM THE MOON Apollo Command Module rocket engine, manufactured by Rocketdyne, Model SE-8.
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