Apollo Model

Date: 2019 | Photo by: Chris Griffith

This command module mockup was built by North American Rockwell for the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite during their reporting of the Apollo missions. Made up of surplus command module panels, equipment, couches and other parts, it gave television viewers a visual of the interior of the spacecraft. During the Apollo missions, there was limited live and recorded footage for use by the networks. Mockups, models, graphics and other visual aids were important tools for reporters to help fill in the visual narrative of an Apollo mission.

The mockup was later used in the Ron Howard & Tom Hanks HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon.

Pima Air Museum, Tuscon, Arizona