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Command Module Heat Shield

Mission: Apollo 10
CM: Charlie Brown
LM: Snoopy
  Crew: Thomas P. Stafford
John W. Young
Eugene A. Cernan
Launch: May 18, 1969  
Landing: May 26, 1969  
Duration: 8 days, 3 minutes  
Comment: Record for the highest speed ever attained by man

This charred heat shield segment was removed from the Charlie Brown following its Apollo 10 mission to the Moon and 24,790 mph reentry. The Command Module's aft heat shield was made from brazed stainless steel honeycomb filled with phenolic epoxy resin as an ablative material; it varied in thickness from 0.7 to 2.7 inches (1.8 to 6.9 cm). Prepared by and sourced from the Kansas Cosmosphere.

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