Category: Command Module

(18 Oct. 1966) — The Apollo 1 prime crew…

(18 Oct. 1966) — The Apollo 1 prime crewmembers for the first manned Apollo Mission (204) prepare to enter their spacecraft inside the altitude chamber at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Entering the hatch is astronaut Virgil I. Grissom, commander; behind him is astronaut Roger B. Chaffee, lunar module pilot; standing at the left with chamber technicians is astronaut Edward H. White II, command module pilot.

Close-up view of the interior of Apollo Spacec…

Close-up view of the interior of Apollo Spacecraft 012 Command Module at Pad 34 showing the effects of the intense heat of the flash fire which killed the prime crew of the Apollo 1 mission.

(August 1966) — The three crew members f…

(August 1966) — The three crew members for the Apollo-Saturn 204 (AS-204) mission check out the couch installation on the Apollo Command Module (CM) at North American’s Downey facility. Left to right in their pressurized space suits are astronauts Virgil I. Grissom, Roger B. Chaffee and Edward H. White II. Editor’s Note: The three astronauts died in a fire on the launch pad, Jan. 27, 1967.

(14 Dec. 1972) — An excellent view of th…

(14 Dec. 1972) — An excellent view of the Apollo 17 Command and Service Modules (CSM) photographed from the Lunar Module (LM) “Challenger” during rendezvous and docking maneuvers in lunar orbit. The LM ascent stage, with astronauts Eugene A. Cernan and Harrison H. Schmitt aboard, had just returned from the Taurus-Littrow landing site on the lunar surface. Astronaut Ronald E. Evans remained with the CSM in lunar orbit. Note the exposed Scientific Instrument Module (SIM) Bay in Sector 1 of the Service Module (SM). Three experiments are carried in the SIM bay: S-209 lunar sounder, S-171 infrared scanning spectrometer, and the S-169 far-ultraviolet spectrometer. Also mounted in the SIM bay are the panoramic camera, mapping camera and laser altimeter used in service module photographic tasks. A portion of the LM is on the right.

Dr. Robert R. Gilruth talks about the Apollo 6…

Dr. Robert R. Gilruth talks about the Apollo 6 unmanned mission’s returned spacecraft during a visit to Houston by vice-presidential nominee Spiro T. Agnew.

A view of the Apollo 15 Command and Service Mo…

A view of the Apollo 15 Command and Service Modules in lunar orbit as photographed from the Lunar Module just after rendezvous. The lunar nearside is in the background is looking southeast into the Sea of Fertility. The crater Taruntius is at the right center edge of the picture.

Interior view of the Kennedy Space Center&rsqu…

Interior view of the Kennedy Space Center’s Manned Spacecraft Operations Building showing Apollo Spacecraft 106/Command/Service Module being moved to integrated work stand number one for mating to Spacecraft Lunar Module Adapter (SLA) 13 on January 31st, 1969 for the flight of Apollo 10 in May 1969. 

View of the Apollo 9 Lunar Module, in a lunar …

View of the Apollo 9 Lunar Module, in a lunar lading configuration, as photographed from the Command and Service Modules on the fifth day of the Apollo 9 Earth-orbital mission. The landing gear on the LM has been deployed. and inside were astronauts Jim McDivitt, commander and Rusty Schweickart, lunar module pilot.

LMP Russell L. Schweickart operates a 70mm Has…

LMP Russell L. Schweickart operates a 70mm Hasselblad camera during his EVA on the fourth day of the Apollo 9 Earth-orbital mission. This picture was taken by CMP David Scott from the hatch of the Command Module. 

The Apollo 11 spacecraft Command Module (CM) a…

The Apollo 11 spacecraft Command Module (CM) and the Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF) are photographed aboard the USS Hornet.