THE COSMIC CLOSET
Going through some of our closets we find the remenants and memories of another time. See if you remember anything here...
The Apollo Lunar Program required the design and building of several "Boilerplate Models" To help the designers understand issues and problems as well as creating test hardware. Two Apollo CM Boilerplate are at the Downey Columbia memorial Space Center in Downey Ca. Apollo BP 12 is on Display.
Here we will tell the story of how the dreams of the designers became the reality of product. Engineers are builders. The challenges of taking those lines on the blueprint and creating something real is what motivates many engineers - the money is good too.
THE Docking Probe
Space Craftsmen require tools to accomplish their magic in creating the hardware. On this page we will also explore some of those basic tools of the engineer and some we had to invent.