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    Apollo Equipment: Command Module X-X Axis Crew Cabin Attenuation Strut Assembly. A large and important piece of hardware used as a shock absorber in the Apollo crew cabin. Made of aluminum and stainless steel, 30.25" long x 2.25" in diameter, and approximately 9 lbs in weight. Produced under NASA contract number NAS9-150, dated 1965; it bears numerous numbers and inspection stamps. These were employed during splashdown in the ocean after the flight where the CM would strike the ocean at about twenty miles per hour. This is one of eight that would be attached to the crew bench frame. By deforming wire rings between the inner and outer cylinders, this strut would absorb a certain amount of force, keeping the impact tolerable for the astronauts. Excellent condition.

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    April, 2013
    18th Thursday
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