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Apollo Equipment: Command Module Carbon Dioxide and Odor Scrubbing Assembly....

2012 November 2 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas #6082

 
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Auction Ended On: Nov 2, 2012
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Location: Heritage Auctions
3500 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219

Description:
Important Environmental Control System component.
Apollo Equipment: Command Module Carbon Dioxide and Odor Scrubbing Assembly. A rarely seen and sophisticated piece of hardware made for the Apollo command module Environmental Control System. A large and complex device with overall dimensions of approximately 19.5" x 11" x 11" and weighing 18 pounds, made by the AiResearch Manufacturing Company who provided the life support atmosphere equipment for the Mercury through Skylab programs. This is the assembly that held the lithium hydroxide canisters made famous during the Apollo 13 emergency. A metal plate affixed to the top bears the following information: "CANISTER CO2 & ODOR/ Part 811400-6-3/ Serial 56-120/ Order NAS-9-150/ NASA 004000056120" along with the AiResearch factory information. There are numerous other part numbers and inspector stamps in various locations on the unit. The Apollo CM Environmental Control System was very complex performing numerous functions, including: air cooling and heating; humidity control; ventilation to suits and cabin; air filtration; CO2 and odor removal; and waste management functions. Copies of several pages of schematics from an early Apollo System Engineering Manual included with this lot. Excellent condition.

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