Corgi Diecast Model
Apollo 11 Command and Service Module (CSM) "Columbia" – NASA, July 20, 1969. 50th Anniversary of the first moon landing
Scale: N/A. Approximate Length: 3”
Includes display stand
Apollo 11 was the fifth human space flight of Project Apollo and the first manned lunar landing mission. Launched on July 16, 1969, it carried Mission Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin, Jr. On July 20, 1969, Armstrong and Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon while Collins orbited above in the command module. The Astronauts returned to Earth on July 24, 1969.
The command module served as the command, control and communications center for all non lunar Apollo flights, as well for the majority of the mission on lunar flights. The CM consisted of two structures. The inner structure was the primary load-bearing component, and was also the pressurized vessel that housed the crew. The outer structure, a three-piece heat shield, offered protection against the extreme heat encountered during reentry into Earth's atmosphere.
The service module (SM) provided the main spacecraft propulsion and maneuvering capability during a mission. It was a cylindrical structure consisting of an aft bulkhead, six radial beams, a forward bulkhead and six exterior panels
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Not suitable for children under the age of 5 years