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North American Apollo CSM
Apollo CSM lunar orbit.jpg
Apollo CSM in lunar orbit
Role: Earth and Lunar Orbit
Crew: 3; CDR, CM pilot, LM pilot
Height: 36.2 ft 11.03 m
Diameter: 12.8 ft 3.9 m
Volume: 218 ft3 6.17 m3
Command module: 12,807 lb 5,809 kg
Service module: 54,064 lb 24,523 kg
Total: 66,871 lb 30,332 kg
Rocket engines
CM RCS (N2O4/UDMH) x 12: 92 lbf ea 409 N
SM RCS (N2O4/UDMH) x 16: 100 lbf ea 445 N
Service Propulsion System
(N2O4/Aerozine 50 ) x 1:
20,500 lbf 91.2 kN
Endurance: 14 days 200 orbits
Apogee: 240,000 miles 386,200 km
Perigee: 100 miles 160 km
Spacecraft delta v: 9,200 ft/s 2,800 m/s
Apollo CSM diagram
Apollo Block II CSM diagram (NASA)
North American Apollo CSM

The Command/Service Module (CSM) was one of two spacecraft that were utilized for the United States Apollo program, along with the Lunar Module, to land astronauts on the Moon. It was built for NASA by North American Aviation.

The spacecraft consisted of two segments: the Command Module, a (reentry capsule) which housed the crew and the equipment needed for re-entry and splashdown, and a Service Module that provided propulsion, electrical power and storage for various consumables required during a mission. The service module would be cast off and allowed to burn up in the atmosphere before the command module re-entered and brought the crew home.

After the conclusion of the Apollo program, the CSM saw service as a ferry for the Skylab program and for the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project where a CSM rendezvoused in orbit with a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft.


Development history

In 1964, NASA decided to build the Command/Service Module in two versions:

  • Block I to be used for early low earth orbit test flights only. This version of the spacecraft contained no capability for rendezvous and docking with the Lunar Module.
  • Block II, the lunar-capable version which included rendezvous and docking capability.

Block I spacecraft were used for all unmanned Saturn 1B and Saturn V test flights. Initially two manned flights were planned, but this was reduced to one in late 1966. This mission, designated AS-204 but named Apollo 1 by its flight crew, was planned for launch on February 21, 1967. But during a dress rehearsal for the launch on January 27, all three astronauts (Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Edward H. White, II and Roger Chaffee), were killed in a cabin fire which revealed serious design, construction and maintenance shortcomings in Block I, many of which were carried over into Block II.

After a thorough investigation by the Apollo 204 Review Board, it was decided to terminate the manned Block I phase and redefine Block II to incorporate the review board's recommendations. Block II incorporated a revised CM heat shield design, which was tested on the unmanned Apollo 4 and Apollo 6 flights, so the first all-up Block II spacecraft flew on the first manned mission, Apollo 7.

The two blocks were essentially similar in overall dimensions, but several design improvements resulted in weight reduction in Block II. The Apollo 1 spacecraft weighed 45,000 lb (20,412 kg), while Apollo 7 weighed only 36,993 lb. (16,520 kg.) Also, the Block I SM propellant tanks were slightly larger than in Block II. In the specifications given below, unless otherwise noted, all weights given are for the Block II spacecraft.

Command Module (CM)

Apollo command module cabin arrangement

The Command Module was a truncated cone (frustum) measuring 10 feet 7 inches (3.2 m) tall and having a diameter of 12 feet 10 inches (3.9 m) across the base. The forward compartment contained two reaction control engines, the docking tunnel, and the components of the Earth Landing System. The inner pressure vessel housed the crew accommodations, equipment bays, controls and displays, and many spacecraft systems. The last section, the aft compartment, contained 10 reaction control engines and their related propellant tanks, fresh water tanks, and the CSM umbilical cables.



The command module's inner structure was an aluminum "sandwich" consisting of a welded aluminum inner skin, a thermally bonded honeycomb core, and a thin aluminum "face sheet". The central heat shield consisted of 40 individual panels interspersed with several holes and openings for the reaction control engines and after-compartment equipment access. The central compartment structure consisted of an inner aluminum face sheet with a steel honeycomb core, a glass-phenolic ablative honeycomb heat shield, a layer of q-felt fibrous insulation, a pore seal, a moisture barrier, and a layer of aluminized PET film thermal strips.

The aft heat shield consisted of four brazed honeycomb panels, four spot-welded sheet metal fairings, and a circumferential ring. The fairing segments were attached to the honeycomb panels and ring with conventional fasteners. The steel honeycomb core and outer face sheets were then thermally bonded to the inner skin in a giant autoclave. The aft heat shield is nearly identical to the central, with the exception of the outer alluminized PET film layer.

Earth landing system

The components of the ELS were housed around the forward docking tunnel. The forward compartment was separated from the central by a bulkhead and was divided into four 90-degree wedges. The ELS consists of three main parachutes, three pilot parachutes, two drogue parachute motors, three upright bags, a sea recovery cable, a dye marker, and a swimmer umbilical.

The CM's center of mass was offset a foot or so from the center of pressure (along the symmetry axis). This provided a rotational moment during reentry, angling the capsule and providing some lift (a lift to drag ratio of about 0.368[1]). The capsule was then steered by rotating the capsule using thrusters; when no steering was required, the capsule was spun slowly, and the lift effects cancelled out. This system greatly reduced the g-force experienced by the astronauts, permitted a reasonable amount of cross range and allowed the capsule to be targeted within a few miles.

At 24,000 feet (7.3 km) the forward heat shield was jettisoned using four pressurized-gas compression springs. The drogue parachutes were then released and slowed the spacecraft to 125 miles per hour (201 km/h). At 10,700 feet (3.3 km) the drogues were jettisoned. The pilot parachutes were deployed, which pulled out the mains. These slowed the CM to 22 miles per hour (35 km/h) for landing. The portion of the CM which made first contact with the water surface was built with crushable ribs to further mitigate the impact. The Apollo CM could safely parachute to an ocean landing with at least two parachutes (as it happened on Apollo 15), as the third parachute acted as a safety precaution.

Reaction control system

The Command Module attitude control system consisted of twelve 93-pound (42 N) attitude control jets; ten were located in the aft compartment, and two pitch motors in the forward compartment. Four tanks stored 270 pounds (120 kg) of mono-methyl hydrazine fuel and nitrogen tetroxide oxidizer. They were pressurized by 1.1 pounds (0.50 kg) of helium stored at 28.6 megapascals (4,150 psi) in two tanks.


The forward docking hatch was mounted at the top of the docking tunnel. It was 30 inches (0.76 m) in diameter and weighed 80 pounds (36 kg). It was constructed from two machined rings that were weld-joined to a brazed honeycomb panel. The exterior side was covered with a 0.5-inch (13 mm) of insulation and a layer of aluminum foil. It was latched in six places and operated by a pump handle. At the center was a pressure equalization valve, used to equalize the pressure in the tunnel and lunar module before the hatch was removed.

The Unified Crew Hatch (UCH) measured 29 inches (74 cm) high, 34 inches (864 mm) wide, and weighed 225 pounds (102 kg). It was operated by a pump handle, which drove a ratchet mechanism to open or close fifteen latches simultaneously.

Docking assembly

The docking probe allowed the command and lunar modules to connect together and maintain a pressure-tight seal during the mission. It was mounted to the docking tunnel in three places, and was designed to fold easily for storage.

The docking probe consisted of three shock attenuators, three tension linkages, a retractable and extendable probe, and two power umbilicals. Before docking, a crewman in the CM extended the probe. When it came in contact with the drogue, three capture latches in the probe head held the two modules together. The probe was retracted, pulling the CM and LM together. Twelve latches attached to the forward docking ring automatically activated to form an air-tight seal.

At LM separation, the probe and forward docking ring were pyrotechnically separated leaving all docking equipment with the lunar module.

Cabin interior arrangement

The central pressure vessel of the command module was its sole habitable compartment. It had an interior volume of 210 cubic feet (5.9 m3) and housed the main control panels, crew seats, guidance and navigation systems, food and equipment lockers, the waste management system, and the docking tunnel.

Dominating the forward section of the cabin was the crescent-shaped main display panel measuring nearly seven feet (2.1 m) wide and three feet (0.9 m) tall. It was arranged into three panels, each emphasizing the duties of each crew member. The mission commander’s panel (left side) included the velocity, attitude, and altitude indicators, the primary flight controls, and the main FDAI (Flight Director Attitude Indicator).

The CM pilot’s panel (middle) included the Guidance and Navigation computer controls, the caution and warning indicator panel, the event timer, the service propulsion system and RCS controls, and the environmental control system controls.

The LM pilot’s panel (right) included the fuel cell gauges and controls, the electrical and battery controls, and the communications controls.

Flanking the right side of the main panel were sets of smaller control panels. On the left side were a circuit breaker panel, audio controls, and the SCS power controls. On the right were additional circuit breakers and a redundant audio control panel, along with the environmental control switches. In total, the command module panels included 24 instruments, 566 switches, 40 event indicators, and 71 lights.

The three crew couches were constructed from hollow steel tubing and covered in a heavy, fireproof cloth, known as Armalon. The leg pans of the two outer couches could be folded in a variety of positions, while the hip pan of the center couch can be disconnected and laid on the aft bulkhead. One rotational and one translation hand controller was installed on the armrests of the commander’s couch. The LM pilot and CM pilot couches had rotational controllers only. The couches rested on eight shock attenuation struts to ease the impact of splashdown or an emergency landing on solid ground.

There are a total of six equipment bays in the cabin:

Apollo command module G&N equipment
  • The lower equipment bay, which houses the guidance and control telescope, various communications beacons, the SCS gyro assemblies, the command module computer, medical stores, the audio center, the S-band power amplifier, etc.
  • The left-hand forward equipment bay, containing four food storage compartments, the cabin heat exchanger, pressure suit connector, potable water supply, and G&N telescope eyepieces.
  • The right-hand forward equipment bay, housing two survival kit containers, a data card kit, flight data books and files, and other mission documentation.
  • The left hand intermediate equipment bay, housing the oxygen surge tank, the water delivery system, food supplies, the cabin pressure relief valve controls, and the ECS package.
  • The right hand intermediate equipment bay, which contained the bio instrument kits, the waste management system, food and sanitary supplies, and a waste storage compartment.
  • The aft storage, compartment, behind the crew couches. This housed the 70 mm camera equipment, the astronaut’s garments, tool sets, storage bags, a fire extinguisher, CO2 absorbers, sleep restraint ropes, spacesuit maintenance kits, the 16mm camera equipment, and the contingency lunar sample container.

The CM had five windows. The side windows measured 13 inches (330 mm) square and were installed to the side of the left and right-hand couches. The triangular rendezvous windows measured 8 by 13 inches (204 by 330 mm) and were used to aid in docking and rendezvous maneuvers. The hatch window was 9 inches (229 mm) in diameter and was directly over the CM pilot’s couch. Each window assembly consisted of three thick panes of glass. The inner two panes, which were made of aluminosilicate, made up part of the capsules pressure vessel, the fused silica outer pane served as both a debris shield and as part of the capsules heat shield. Each pane had an anti-reflective coating and a blue-red reflective coating on the inner surface.


Apollo 14 Command Module at Kennedy Space Center.
  • Crew: 3
  • Crew cabin volume: 218 cubic feet (6.2 m3)
  • Length: 11.4 feet (3.5 m)
  • Diameter: 12.8 feet (3.9 m)
  • Mass: 12,250 pounds (5,560 kg)
  • Structure mass: 3,450 pounds (1,560 kg)
  • Heat shield mass: 1,870 pounds (850 kg)
  • RCS mass: 880 pounds (400 kg)
  • Recovery equipment mass: 540 pounds (240 kg)
  • Navigation equipment mass: 1,110 pounds (500 kg)
  • Telemetry equipment mass: 440 pounds (200 kg)
  • Electrical equipment mass: 1,500 pounds (680 kg)
  • Communications systems mass: 220 pounds (100 kg)
  • Crew couches and provisions mass: 1,200 pounds (540 kg)
  • Environmental Control System mass: 440 pounds (200 kg)
  • Misc. contingency mass: 440 pounds (200 kg)
  • RCS thrust: twelve x 93 pounds (42 N)
  • RCS propellants: N2O4/UDMH
  • RCS engine propellants: 270 pounds (120 kg)
  • Drinking water capacity: 33 pounds (15 kg)
  • Waste water capacity: 58 pounds (26 kg)
  • Atmosphere cleanser: lithium hydroxide
  • Odor absorber: activated charcoal
  • Electric system batteries: three 40 ampere-hour silver-zinc batteries, two 0.75 ampere-hour silver-zinc pyrotechnic batteries
  • Parachutes: two 16 feet (4.9 m) conical ribbon drogue parachutes, three 7.2 feet (2.2 m) ringshot pilot parachutes, three 83.5 feet (25.5 m) ringsail main parachutes

Service Module (SM)

Block II Service Module interior components


The Service Module was an unpressurized cylindrical structure, measuring 24 feet 7 inches (7.5 m) long and 12 feet 10 inches (3.9 m) in diameter. The interior was a simple structure consisting of a central tunnel section 44 inches (1.1 m) in diameter, surrounded by six pie-shaped sectors. The sectors were topped by a forward bulkhead and fairing, separated by six radial beams, covered on the outside by four honeycomb panels, and supported by an aft bulkhead and engine heat shield. The sectors were not all equal 60° angles, but varied according to required size.

  • Sector 1 (50°) was originally unused, so it was filled with ballast to maintain the SM's center-of gravity. On the last three lunar landing (I-J class) missions, it carried the Scientific Instrument Module (SIM) which contained a package of lunar orbital sensors and a subsatellite.
  • Sector 2 (70°) contained the Service Propulsion System (SPS) oxidizer sump tank, so called because it directly fed the engine and was kept continuously filled by a separate storage tank, until the latter was empty. The sump tank was 153.8 inches (3.91 m) high, 51 inches (1.3 m) in diameter, and contained 13,923 pounds (6,315 kg) of oxidizer.
  • Sector 3 (60°) contained the SPS oxidizer storage tank, which was 154.47 inches (3.924 m) high, 44 inches (1.1 m) in diameter, and held 11,284 pounds (5,118 kg) of oxidizer.
  • Sector 4 (50°) contained the Electrical Power System (EPS) fuel cells with their hydrogen and oxygen reactants.
  • Sector 5 (70°) contained the SPS fuel sump tank. This was the same size as the oxidizer sump tank and held 8,708 pounds (3,950 kg) of fuel.
  • Sector 6 (60°) contained the SPS fuel storage tank, also the same size as the oxidizer storage tank. It held 7,058 pounds (3,201 kg) of fuel.

The forward fairing measured 2 feet 10 inches (864 mm) long and included the Reaction Control System (RCS) computer, umbilical connection, power distribution block, ECS controller, separation controller, components for the high-gain antenna, and eight EPS radiators. The umbilical housing contained the main electrical and plumbing connections to the CM. The fairing externally contained a retractable forward-facing spotlight; an EVA floodlight to aid the Command Module pilot in SIM film retrieval; and a flashing rendezvous beacon visible from 54 nautical miles (100 km) away as a navigation aid for rendezvous with the Lunar Module (LM).

The SM was connected to the CM using three tension ties and six compression pads. The tension ties were stainless steel straps bolted to the CM's aft heat shield. It remained attached to the Command Module throughout most of the mission, until being jettisoned just prior to re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere. At jettison, the CM umbillical connections were cut using a pyrotechnic-activated guillotine assembly. Following jettison, the SM aft translation thrusters automatically fired continuously to distance it from the CM, until either the RCS fuel or the fuel cell power was depleted. The roll thrusters were also fired for five seconds to make sure it followed a different trajectory from the CM and faster break-up on re-entry.

Service propulsion system

The 20,500-pound (9.3 kN) SPS engine was used to place the Apollo spacecraft into and out of lunar orbit, and for mid-course corrections between the Earth and Moon. The engine used was an AJ10-137 engine[2] using Aerozine 50 as fuel and nitrogen tetroxide (N2O4) as oxidizer. The propellants were pressure-fed to the engine by 39.2 cubic feet (1.11 m3) of gaseous helium at 3600 psia, carried in two 40-inch (1.0 m) diameter spherical tanks.

The engine measured 152.82 inches (3.882 m) long and 98.48 inches (2.501 m) wide at the base. It was mounted on two gimbals to provide pitch and yaw control in lieu of the RCS during SPS firings. The combustion chamber and pressurant tanks were housed in the central tunnel.

The thrust level was actually twice what was needed to accomplish the lunar orbit rendezvous (LOR) mission mode, because the engine was originally sized to lift the CM with a much larger SM off of the lunar surface in the direct ascent mode assumed in original planning[3] (see Choosing a mission mode.) A contract was signed in April 1962 for the Aerojet-General company to start developing the engine, before the LOR mode was officially chosen in July of that year.[4]

Reaction control system

Four clusters of four RCS thrusters were installed around the upper section of the SM every 90°. The sixteen-thruster arrangement provided rotation and translation control in all three spacecraft axes. Each thruster generated 100 pounds (45 N) of thrust, and used mono-methyl hydrazine (MMH) as fuel and nitrogen tetroxide as oxidizer. Each quad assembly measured 8 feet (2.4 m) by 3 feet (0.91 m) and had its own fuel tank, oxidizer tank, helium pressurant tank, and associated valves and regulators.

The Lunar Module used a similar four-quad arrangement of the identical thrusters for its RCS.

Electrical power system

Three of these fuel cells were used to power each spacecraft.

Electrical power was produced by three fuel cells, each measuring 44 inches (1.1 m) tall by 22 inches (0.56 m) in diameter and weighing 245 pounds (111 kg). These combined hydrogen and oxygen to generate electrical power, along with some of the water used for drinking and other purposes. The cells were fed by two hemispherical-cyllindrical 31.75-inch (0.806 m) diameter tanks, each holding 29 pounds (13 kg) of liquid hydrogen, and two sherical 26-inch (0.66 m) diameter tanks, each holding 326 pounds (148 kg) of liquid oxygen (which also supplied the environmental control system). After the Apollo 13 accident, a third oxygen tank was added.

Environmental control system

Storage tanks were carried for water and oxygen. Waste heat from the CM cabin was dumped to space by two 30-square-foot (2.8 m2) radiators located on the lower section of the exterior walls, one covering sectors 2 and 3, and the other covering sectors 5 and 6.

Communications system

Short-range communications with the Lunar Module employed two VHF scimitar antennas mounted on the exterior walls, just above the ECS radiators.

A steerable S-band high-gain antenna, used for earth-to-moon communications, was mounted on the aft bulkhead. This was an array of four 31-inch (0.79 m) diameter reflectors surrounding a single 11-inch (0.28 m) square reflector. During launch it was folded down parallel to the main engine to fit inside the Spacecraft-to-LM Adapter (SLA). After CSM separation from the SLA, it deployed at a right angle to the SM.


  • Length: 24.8 feet (7.6 m)
  • Diameter: 12.8 feet (3.9 m)
  • Mass: 54,060 pounds (24,520 kg)
  • Structure mass: 4,200 pounds (1,900 kg)
  • Electrical equipment mass: 2,600 pounds (1,200 kg)
  • RCS thrust: two or four x 100 pounds (45 N)
  • Propellants: N2O4/UDMH
  • Service Propulsion (SPS) engine mass: 6,600 pounds (3,000 kg)
  • SPS engine thrust: 20,500 pounds (9,300 N)
  • SPS engine propellants: N2O4/Aerozine 50 (UDMH/N2H4)
  • SPS engine propellants: 40,590 pounds (18,410 kg)
  • SPS ISP: 314 sec (3,100 N-sec/kg)
  • Spacecraft delta v: 9,200 feet per second (2,800 m/s)
  • Electrical System: three 1.4 kW DC/30-volt fuel cells

Modifications for Saturn 1B missions

The Low Earth Orbit payload capability of the Saturn 1B booster used to launch the Low Earth Orbit missions (Apollo 1 (planned), Apollo 7, Skylab 2, Skylab 3, Skylab 4, and Apollo-Soyuz) could not handle the 30,300 kg mass of the fully fueled CSM. This was not a problem because the delta-V requirement of these missions was much smaller than that of the lunar mission, therefore they were launched with less than half of the full SPS propellant load. The CSM's launched in orbit on Saturn 1B ranged from 32,558 pounds (14,768 kg) (Apollo-Soyuz), to 46,000 pounds (21,000 kg) (Skylab 4).

On the Skylab and Apollo-Soyuz missions, some additional dry weight was saved by removing the otherwise empty fuel and oxidizer storage tanks (leaving the partially filled sump tanks), along with one of the two helium pressurant tanks.[5] This permitted the addition of some extra RCS propellant to allow for use as a backup for the deorbit burn in case of possible SPS failure.[6]

Major differences between Block I and Block II

Command Module

Block I Command Module exterior
  • The aluminized PET film layer, which gave the Block II heat shield a shiny mirrored appearance, was absent on Block I, exposing the white fiberglass material.
  • The Block I access tunnel was sealed with an aluminum plate, instead of the Block II removable hatch, docking ring and probe mechanism which captured and held the LM.
  • The two negative pitch RCS engines located in the forward compartment were arranged vertically on Block I, and horizontally on Block II.
  • The Block I VHF scimitar antennas were located in two semicircular strakes originally thought necessary to help stabilize the CM during reentry. However, the unmanned tests proved these to be unnecessary for stability, also aerodynamically ineffective at high lunar reentry speeds. Therefore the strakes were removed from Block II and the antennas were moved to the Service Module.
  • The Block I CM/SM umbillical connector was smaller than on Block II, located near the crew hatch instead of 180 degrees away from it. The separation point was between the modules, instead of the larger hinged arm mounted on the Service Module, separating at the CM sidewall on Block II.

Service Module

Block I Service Module interior components
  • On the unmanned Block I flights, the SM was painted white to match the Command Module's appearance, but on Apollo 1 and all the Block II spacecraft the SM walls were left unpainted except for the EPS and ECS radiators, which were white.
  • The EPS and ECS radiators were redesigned for Block II. The Block I had two larger EPS radiators located on the aft section of Sectors 1 and 4. The ECS radiators were located on Sectors 2 and 5.
  • The Block I fuel cells were located at the aft bulkhead in Sector 4, and their hydrogen and oxygen tanks were located in Sector 1.
  • Block I had slightly larger SPS fuel and oxidizer tanks than Block II.
  • The Block I aft heat shield was a slightly narrower rectangle which bulged out near the ends to cover the SPS propellant tanks, while Block II was shaped like a a bit wider, simple rectangle.

CSMs produced

Block I
Serial number Use Launch date Current location
CSM-001 systems compatibility test vehicle
CSM-002 A-004 January 20, 1966 Command Module on display at Cradle of Aviation, Long Island, New York
CSM-004 static and thermal structural ground tests scrapped
CSM-006 scrapped
CSM-007 various tests including acoustic vibrations and drop tests Command Module on display at Museum of Flight, Seattle, Washington
CSM-008 complete systems spacecraft used in thermal vacuum tests scrapped
CSM-009 AS-201 and drop tests February 26, 1966 Command Module on display at Strategic Air and Space Museum, Ashland, Nebraska
CSM-010 Command Module on display at U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, Alabama
CSM-011 AS-202 August 25, 1966 Command Module on display on the USS Hornet museum, in Alameda, California
CSM-012 Apollo 1; The Command Module was severely damaged in the Apollo 1 fire Command Module in storage at the Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia
CSM-014 Command Module disassembled as part of Apollo 1 investigation. Service Module (SM-014) used on Apollo 6 mission April 4, 1968
CSM-017 Apollo 4 November 9, 1967 Command Module on display at Stennis Space Center, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
CSM-020 CM-020 flew on Apollo 6 with SM-014 after SM-020 was destroyed in an explosion April 4, 1968 Command Module on display at Fernbank Science Center, Atlanta
Block II [7]
Serial number Use Launch date Current location
CSM-098 used in thermal vacuum test CSM on display at Academy of Science Museum, Moscow, Russia
CSM-099 static structural testing scrapped
CSM-100 static structural testing unknown
CSM-101 Apollo 7 October 11, 1968 Command Module was on display at National Museum of Science & Technology, Ottawa, Canada from 1974 until 2004, now at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas, TX after 30 years of being on loan[8].
CSM-102 Launch Complex 34 checkout vehicle Service Module is at JSC on top of the Little Joe II in Rocket Park. The command module is Boiler Plate 22.
CSM-103 Apollo 8 December 21, 1968 Command Module on display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago


Apollo 9 March 3, 1969 Command Module on display at San Diego Aerospace Museum
CSM-105 acoustic tests Command Module on display at National Air & Space Museum, Washington DC as part of the Apollo Soyuz Test Project display. (Photo)

Charlie Brown

Apollo 10 May 18, 1969 Command Module on display at Science Museum, London


Apollo 11 July 16, 1969 Command Module on display at National Air & Space Museum, Washington DC

Yankee Clipper

Apollo 12 November 14, 1969 Command Module on display at Virginia Air & Space Center, Hampton, Virginia


Apollo 13 April 11, 1970 Command Module on display at Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center

Kitty Hawk

Apollo 14 January 31, 1971 Command Module on display at United States Astronaut Hall of Fame, Titusville, Florida
CSM-111 Apollo Soyuz Test Project July 15, 1975 Command Module currently on display at California Science Center in Los Angeles, California (formerly displayed at the Kennedy Space Center's Visitor's Complex)


Apollo 15 July 26, 1971 Command Module on display at National Museum of the United States Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio


Apollo 16 April 16, 1972 Command Module on display at U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, Alabama


Apollo 17 December 7, 1972 Command Module on display at Space Center Houston, Houston, Texas
CSM-115 canceled Never fully completed - service module does not have its SPS nozzle installed. On display as part of the Saturn V display at Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas; command module restored in 2005 prior to the dedication of the JSC Saturn V Center
CSM-115a canceled never completed
CSM-116 Skylab 2 May 25, 1973 Command Module on display at National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, Florida
CSM-117 Skylab 3 July 28, 1973 Command Module on display at Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio
CSM-118 Skylab 4 November 16, 1973 Command Module on display at National Air & Space Museum, Washington DC
CSM-119 Skylab Rescue and ASTP backup On display at the Kennedy Space Center


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