Monday, July 21, 2008

Apollo 11 Flown Heatshield Ablator Cover Plug

This is a vintage resin that has a flown Apollo 11 ablator plug embedded in it. There were 400-500 of these small plugs on the Apollo spacecraft, they were used to protect the access points that were needed to be reached while the command module was under construction. Usually these small plugs covered holes in the heatshield. where electronic equipment couldn't be covered up. until the spacecraft construction was completed and tested.

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