Scale, Spring, Apollo

Two types of scales were used on the moon to weigh containers of rocks and soil. There were strict limits on the weight of materials that could be loaded into the lunar module and returned to Earth. On Apollo 11 and 12 a heavier scale was used, replaced on later missions by a more compact device. This is one of the early scales used by astronauts for training.

It was transferred from NASA to the Smithsonian in 1972.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
NASA, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
EQUIPMENT-Lunar

Materials
Aluminum alloy 606 1-T6.
Dimensions
Overall: 1 ft. 2 15/16 in. long, 1.1lb. (38cm, 0.5kg)

Two types of scales were used on the moon to weigh containers of rocks and soil. There were strict limits on the weight of materials that could be loaded into the lunar module and returned to Earth. On Apollo 11 and 12 a heavier scale was used, replaced on later missions by a more compact device. This is one of the early scales used by astronauts for training.

It was transferred from NASA to the Smithsonian in 1972.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
NASA, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
EQUIPMENT-Lunar

Materials
Aluminum alloy 606 1-T6.
Dimensions
Overall: 1 ft. 2 15/16 in. long, 1.1lb. (38cm, 0.5kg)

ID: A19720829000