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    APOLLO HARDWARE

    Apollo Command Module Environmental Control System Hardware: Carbon Dioxide and Odor Absorber, AiResearch Part 811400 (Contract NAS-9-150). A large and complex device with overall dimensions of approximately 20" x 11.5" x 11" and weighing approximately seventeen 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 ID plate affixed to the top bears the following information: "CANISTER CO2 & ODOR/ Part 811400-6-1/ Serial 56-119/ NASA 004000056119". 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. A rarely offered and sophisticated piece of hardware. Very fine condition.



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    November, 2014
    12th Wednesday
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