Space News
space history and artifacts articles

Messages
space history discussion forums

Sightings
worldwide astronaut appearances

Resources
selected space history documents

Websites
related space history websites

  collectSPACE: Messages
  Space Places
  California Science Center: Apollo-Soyuz CM

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   California Science Center: Apollo-Soyuz CM
Robert Pearlman
Editor

Posts: 38964
From: Houston, TX
Registered: Nov 1999

posted 02-12-2018 08:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project command module (CM 111) has been re-positioned and provided a new glass case at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Perry Roth-Johnson, assistant curator of aerospace science, documented the work on Twitter.
Our Apollo-Soyuz capsule is getting a new glass case! Yesterday [Jan. 25] we took off the old plex case.
We've started building the new case! (This is the ceiling frame.) [Jan. 30]
With the ceiling frame lifted, you can see a mirror we installed to peek inside Apollo's docking port. [Feb. 8]
[ASTP] got hauled over to its new home! We'll build the rest of the case around it. [Feb. 8]

Robert Pearlman
Editor

Posts: 38964
From: Houston, TX
Registered: Nov 1999

posted 02-12-2018 08:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
More from Perry Roth-Johnson, assistant curator of aerospace science:
We lowered the ceiling frame to its final position. Next week: install glass walls (with help from a suction cup robot!) [Feb. 10]
Getting ready to install the first glass wall! [Feb. 12]
We still need to make final adjustments to the mirror angle, but already you can see down the docking portal! [Feb. 12]
5 of 12 installed...and that's it for today folks. Stay tuned for more tomorrow! [Feb. 12]

Fra Mauro
Member

Posts: 1408
From: Bethpage, N.Y.
Registered: Jul 2002

posted 02-13-2018 08:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fra Mauro   Click Here to Email Fra Mauro     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I liked how they put a cushion in between the door and the frame so it would slam shut.

Robert Pearlman
Editor

Posts: 38964
From: Houston, TX
Registered: Nov 1999

posted 02-14-2018 12:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
More from Perry Roth-Johnson, assistant curator of aerospace science:
10th and 11th glass panes are in! [Feb. 14]
Testing out some new graphics. [Feb. 14]

Robert Pearlman
Editor

Posts: 38964
From: Houston, TX
Registered: Nov 1999

posted 02-14-2018 05:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
More from Perry Roth-Johnson, assistant curator of aerospace science:
12th and final glass (the case door) going in! [Feb. 14]
We angled the mirror down so you can see inside the docking port that US and Soviet astronauts crawled through. [Feb. 14]

Robert Pearlman
Editor

Posts: 38964
From: Houston, TX
Registered: Nov 1999

posted 02-22-2018 05:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
collectSPACE
Historic Apollo-Soyuz spacecraft gets new display at California Science Center

NASA's last Apollo command module to launch into space has shed its skin to provide a better look at the first United States spacecraft to fly a joint mission with Russia.

The American space capsule that made up one half of the historic 1975 Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) has traded its Plexiglas cover for a new glass display case at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. The six-sided enclosure not only affords the public a clearer view of the three-seat spacecraft, but also meets new conservation requirements set by the Smithsonian, which owns the artifact.

OLDIE
Member

Posts: 235
From: Portsmouth, England
Registered: Sep 2004

posted 02-23-2018 03:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for OLDIE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As someone who works in a museum, I have to say that this display is impressive. Well done to all those involved.

All times are CT (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | The Source for Space History & Artifacts

Copyright 2018 collectSPACE.com All rights reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47a





advertisement