Apollo Command Module

Apollo Command Module

An Apollo Command Module on display at the Museum of Flight in Seattle

I recently visited the Museum of Flight in Seattle with some of my fellow Olympia Camera Club members during one of our monthly photographic field trips.  I had been to the museum before, but it has been a number of years, and one of the new things that caught my attention was a large exhibit of items from the Apollo missions.  There were a lot of amazing items here, but one that really grabbed my attention was one of the original Apollo Command Modules.

According to the display, while this particular command module never went into space, it was one of the original built and was used to train the astronauts.  It played a very significant role in the history of space flight in the United States and it was a real thrill to be able to see it.

Photographing it on the other had was something of a challenge.  The room that it is displayed in is quite dark.  It is elevated somewhat high and I had to not only shoot at a higher ISO than I would have liked, ISO2000 in this case, I also had to hold my camera above my head to get this perspective, but I really wanted to get the chair in the image.

What really strikes you when you see this, especially if you have seen movies that are “set” in a command module, is just how small it really is.  3 people were in this module and if you see it in real life you realize just how small those 3 people had to be.

I hope you like the image, I will be sharing a few more from the museum soon, and as always please click on the image if you would like to see a larger version.

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