Apollo 11 is probably the most famous space mission of all time. It was this specific spaceflight that put man on the Moon for the first time more than 50 years ago. The momentous event occurred on 20 July 1969 as millions of TV viewers around the world watched with bated breath. The Lunar Module (LM) known as Eagle safely landed Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin Jr on lunar soil for the first time. During the 21.5 hours that Eagle rested on the Moon, the Command/Service Module (CSM) was orbiting above with astronaut Michael Collins aboard. The CSM was named Columbia after Columbiad, the giant cannon-shell craft that was fired to the Moon in Jules Verne’s novel “From the Earth to the Moon”. After the Moon landing, Eagle’s ascent stage successfully docked with the CSM before the crew began its return voyage to Earth.
Dragon’s Space Collection is now proud to offer a 1/48 scale fully built-up model of the CSM, which comes after the release of the earlier 1/72 version. This larger scale permits a stunning level of detail to be incorporated into the Apollo 11 module, with features such as photo-etched radar antennas. The miniature is fully painted, and metal-skinned parts are beautifully captured. The CSM also carries accurate markings and logos. Thanks to the sleek metal display stand, the model works extremely well as a standalone desktop decoration. The launch of this new 1/48 scale Apollo 11 CSM from Dragon will have space fans over the moon!
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