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posted 04-20-2012 12:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hammers   Click Here to Email Hammers     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was metal detecting on Grand Bahamas Island and found a piece of light alloy honeycombed in appearance measuring 2x3x2. I was thinking it could be a piece of heat shield from Apollo.

Can anyone help identify?


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posted 04-20-2012 01:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is not from the Apollo CM thermal protection system... although stainless honeycomb was used on Apollo it was of a different design. There are many aerospace applications which utilize aluminum and stainless honeycomb to reduce weight.

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