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    Apollo Program: Command Module Reaction Control System Rocketdyne SE-8 Rocket Engine. An 11.75" tall liquid rocket, pressure-fed engine, model SE8-5. The Rocketdyne label bears the following information: Part Number "106010", Contract Number "IDWA 6502", Customer Part Number "ME901-0067-0009", and Customer Serial Number "063600845110". There are numerous other numbers and inspector's stamps found on the unit. Fuel and oxidizer valve assemblies are present at top along with the clipped electrical wiring. Twelve of these engines were installed on the Apollo command module; they utilized the propellants Nitrogen Tetroxide (N2O4) Monomethylydrazine (MMH) as fuel. SE-8s were integrated on the CM in two systems of six engines and provided it with rotation control, rate damping, and attitude control after its separation from the Service Module and during reentry. Only the second one of these Heritage has ever offered. Excellent for display. Possibly test fired but is not flown. Fine.

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    May, 2019
    9th-11th Thursday-Saturday
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