Encyclopedia Astronautica
1965.05.04 - Preliminary flight readiness review for Apollo boilerplate (BP) 22


A preliminary flight readiness review was held in Houston on boilerplate (BP) 22.

Several participants voiced serious doubts about the structural integrity of the boost protective cover, because of its sizable cutouts (required for pressure measurements and its poor fit. Structures and Mechanics Division representatives argued that the article not be modified, however. They stressed that BP-23's cover, which also fit poorly, endured greater dynamic pressures than were anticipated for BP-22. Final inspection of the cover would be made at WSMR.

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