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1964 - Fuel cell powerplants being developed for the Apollo lunar mission

FUEL CELL POWERPLANTS

E&MP59.016

Fuel Cells

May 18, 1964

Fuel cell powerplants being developed for the Apollo lunar mission are shown in various stages of assembly at one of the Pratt & Whitney Aircraft's East Hartford, Connecticut facilities. These fuel cell powerplants will provide on-board electricity for the Apollo command and service modules. Their by-product is drinkable water which will be used by astronauts. Pratt & Whitney Aircraft is developing another fuel cell system for the lunar excursion module.


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