The detachable control portion of a manned spacecraft.
- All three stages of the rocket booster plus the command module and the lunar module on top - had less computing capacity combined than today's typical cell phone.
- Only the command module - the very tip of the original Crew Launch Vehicle - will return to Earth beneath a canopy of parachutes.
- On April 13, 1970, three days out from Earth, an oxygen tank exploded in the service module of the spacecraft, disabling the Apollo command module.
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