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Robert Pearlman
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Apollo 4 capsule from first Saturn V launch lands at Infinity Science Center

The first Apollo spacecraft to launch atop a Saturn V rocket has landed in a new display, just in time for its trailblazing mission's 50th anniversary.

The Apollo 4 command module, which flew on the maiden flight of NASA's towering Saturn V rocket on Nov. 9, 1967, debuted at its new permanent home at the Infinity Science Center in Mississippi on Tuesday (Oct. 31). The spacecraft was moved from NASA's nearby Stennis Space Center on Sunday (Oct. 29) to join the displays at the space center's official visitor center.

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I am so glad it has moved to its new home. Looks like a road trip is needed now.

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Infinity is planning a ribbon cutting to mark the Apollo 4 command module's arrival, but a date has yet to be set.

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I remember very clearly in July 1971 after viewing the launch of Apollo 15, going on the Kennedy Space Center tour and seeing the Apollo 4 spacecraft inside the Vehicle Assembly Building.

Are there any photos of Apollo 4 on display at KSC?

Robert Pearlman
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According to the Smithsonian's records, Apollo 4 (CM 017) was in Washington, D.C. (at the Arts and Industries Building on the National Mall) and at the Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility in Maryland from January 1969 through May 1973. From there, the spacecraft was loaned to:
  • Greater Johnstown (PA) Chamber of Commerce, May 10 - June 5, 1973
  • North Carolina Museum of Life and Science, Oct. 4, 1973 - Oct. 1, 1984
  • National Space Technology Laboratories (Mississippi), beginning Feb. 21, 1985 (NSTL became Stennis Space Center in 1994)

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That's strange. Any way to find out if a (used) command module was on display in the VAB in July 1971?

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