How Did the Apollo Command and Service Modules Separate?

Only the command module could reenter the atmosphere. Here's how the crew ditched the service module at the end of an Apollo mission.

How did the command and lunar modules dock and re-dock? Check out that video!

There's more on the command-service module over on my blog, Vintage Space at Popular Science, so check that out if you have more questions!

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