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[i]This one is made of aluminum with a fiberglass outer shell.[/i]
[i]CM 007 was delivered to NASA in 1966. After serving as a ground test vehicle, CM 007 was modified in 1967 for use in water-survival training. As part of their training, the astronauts inside the capsule were dropped into the Gulf of Mexico by a crane from an aircraft carrier to simulate the force of splashdown. Apollo crews also trained for extended recovery by remaining at sea for several days at a time in the Command Module. Such training prepared astronauts for the possibility of a splashdown far from the planned recovery site.[/i]
[i]...in front of their Apollo 10 spacecraft.[/i]
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