Apollo 7 Flown CM Heatshield Artifact

A genuine segment of Apollo 7 flown heatshield from the Apollo 7 Command Module and comes attached to a mission photograph of the Saturn IVB second stage booster during transposition and docking maneuvers.

Archive Id AP7-1-19


This artifact presentation contains a genuine piece of Apollo 7 flown Command Module heatshield. Heatshield was used to protect the Command Module from the extreme heat of reentry and was composed of a fiberglass honeycomb, integrated with a phenolic resin, and bonded with an epoxy-based adhesive to a cleaned, stainless steel shell. This role was performed by North American Aviation. The heat shield was designed to withstand temperatures in excess of 3200°C. Each Command Module was protected by approximately 370,000 manually-filled honeycomb cells.

Product Information:

  • A segment of genuine Apollo 7 Command Module heatshield
  • Attached to an 8" x 8" Apollo 7 mission photograph of the Saturn IVB second stage
  • Printed on original glossy Fuji Crystal Archive Supreme® paper (226µ, 238 gr/m²)
  • Includes certificate of authenticity with holographic logo and company stamp
  • Comes sealed in a clear protective 8" x 10" toploader

Authentication Information:

The space flown material was salvaged from an original, vintage, and badly cracked lucite. The lucite read "Souvenir Specimen from 1st Manned Apollo Spacecraft Apollo 7 Command Module 101 | 10.8 days, Oct 14th through 24th 1968 | Astronauts Schirra, Cunningham, Eisele | ReEntry speed 17,680 mph".

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