Located in the new Davidson Saturn V Center at the US Space and Rocket Center, BP-23 is the 'hood ornament' for the restored Saturn V. Although it stands in for an Apollo spacecraft, it still maintains the roll pattern paint that carried it through its test flights.
This boilerplate was actually launched twice, as PA-2, a Pad Abort test where the capsule was propelled only by its Launch Escape System, and again on a Little Joe II flight number A-002.
Image by: Jim Gerard
Date: August 12, 2008
Formerly located in front of the Headquarters at Marshall Space Flight Center.