Apollo Command Module 007A
The Apollo command module was home to three astronauts during their three day journey to and from the Moon. During Apollo 11, Michael Collins stayed aboard while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon.
- Our Apollo CM007A was built exclusively to test splashdown and needed to float in rough seas.
- CM 007 became CM 007A when it was modified with a new hatch after the deadly fire aboard Apollo 1 with astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee on January 27, 1967.
- April 5-7, 1968, astronauts James Lovell, Stuart Roosa, and Charlie Duke ‘sailed’ aboard CM 007A in the Gulf of Mexico.
- After Apollo concluded, CM 007A continued as a test vehicle during the 1970s Skylab program.
It is now on view in our APOLLO exhibition.
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