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From: Czech Republic
Registered: Feb 2012

posted 09-05-2012 04:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chegi   Click Here to Email Chegi     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone here have some kind of picture with a cross-section of the Apollo ship? I really cannot imagine how much space there was for three astronauts. All we see in movies are three seats. Thanks to all for your replies.


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From: Atlanta, GA, USA
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posted 09-05-2012 06:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Google image searches will bring up results for the Command Module or Lunar Module or both. Click here for a Google image search for "Apollo CM".

Here are a few items to get you started but none of these adequately show the lower equipment bay which was said to add much useful room inside the spacecraft.


Apollo Command Module


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From: Ontario, Canada
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posted 09-05-2012 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are two CM interior diagrams on this NASA webpage.


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From: Germantown, WI USA
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posted 09-05-2012 05:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikej   Click Here to Email mikej     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Apollo Command Module News Reference contains numerous diagrams of the interior of the CM (in particular, Chapter 6 "Command Module Overview" and Chapter 9 "Crew Accommodations").


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From: Streamwood, IL USA
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posted 09-06-2012 07:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Headshot   Click Here to Email Headshot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are there any museum exhibits that show an Apollo command module mock-up in cross-section? One can only get a very limited perspective peering through the windows from the outside. Any exhibits, real or mock-up, that at least let visitors poke their heads inside?


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From: Danville, Ohio, USA
Registered: Dec 2002

posted 09-06-2012 08:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for space1   Click Here to Email space1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is an Apollo Command Module cutaway exhibit concept that I have proposed that would give visitors a better idea of the interior space of the Command Module. (I think it would work even better if the Lower Equipment Bay area is filled in, and the rest of it is a cross section as shown.)

John Fongheiser
Historic Space Systems


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From: Ledignan, Gard (30), France
Registered: Mar 2009

posted 09-06-2012 11:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apolloman   Click Here to Email Apolloman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For you guys, the command module, drawn from this web page.

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