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The command module Columbia, part of the Apollo 11 mission, will star in a two-year national tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of the historic voyage.
After carrying Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the Moon in 1969, the Apollo 11 command module splashed into the Pacific Ocean.
Smack in the middle of the visitor's center is an actual Apollo command module that carried astronauts Alan Bean, Owen Garriott and Jack Lousma to a 59-day mission in the orbiting Skylab in 1973.
The crew-carrying command modules will also use the same style of heat shield used by the Apollo missions to get crews safely back to Earth.
The crew regrouped inside the Apollo capsule, then found an unexpected problem: The docking mechanism that would connect the command module to Skylab did not work properly.
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