Apollo Command Module Cutaway
Another wonderful cutaway by Frank Munger, this time from a 1969 issue of "Flight International." This guy is quickly becoming one of my favorite technical illustrators. Key: 1 Docking probe 2 Capture latches 3 Capture latch release (LM side) 4 Probe shock-attenuator assembly 5 Telescoping cylinder (nitrogen pressure retraction) 6 Fixing strut 7 Docking latches 8 Forward heat-shield ejectors (operate at 25,000ft) 9 Drogue parachute mortar, ﬁres at 23,000ft, 16.5ft conical ribbon parachute…
Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit unveiled at Smithsonian
The spacesuit astronaut Neil Armstrong wore during his mission to the moon went on public display for the first time in 13 years on Tuesday, at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum exactly 50 years to the day when Apollo 11 launched into space.