Space Exploration Collection - Apollo Command Module CS91307 - Chester Model Centre

Space Exploration Collection - Apollo Command Module CS91307

CS91307

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Responsible for carrying all three astronauts and the Lunar Module into lunar orbit the Apollo Command module played a vital role in the Apollo 11 landings. 

The Command Module was 11m high and 3.9m wide and having taken off from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on July 16th delivered it’s passengers to their destination in just four days.

On their return to Earth the three astronauts had to spend 21 days in quarantine to ensure they hadn’t contracted a ‘moon disease’. Once finally released a parade and state dinner was hosted on the 13th of August to celebrate the mission’s success. In 1961 President John F. Kennedy had committed to seeing a man land safely on the moon within a decade, and thus his promise to the world had been achieved. 

Exploring the wonders of space, both close to Earth and further, beyond most human’s comprehension, has been the dream of many for centuries. The first true space flights took place in 1959 with the unmanned Sputnik satellite, but then shortly followed in the early 1960s by the manned flights, culminating in Man’s first steps on the Moon in July 1969. 

Over the years since many iconic space craft have been launched to take this human dream even further, with us now having the ability to have craft such as the International Space Station always having crew and scientists on-board.


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