Bag, Weigh, Lunar Sample, Cloth

Bags used to collect lunar samples evolved over the course of Apollo missions. Apollo 11 and 12 astronaut's made use of weigh bags made of Teflon film. These bags proved susceptible to tears and damage and were replaced on Apollo 14 with Beta cloth bags lined with Teflon film. For subsequent missions a more sophisticated Sample Collection Bag was developed and used.

This bag is a training version of the weigh bag used on Apollo 14. NASA transferred it to the Smithsonian in 1972.

Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Unknown

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

Type
EQUIPMENT-Lunar

Materials
Beta Cloth, plastic lining,Aluminum Stays
Dimensions
Overall: 38.1 x 22.86 x 17.78cm (1ft 3in. x 9in. x 7in.)

Bags used to collect lunar samples evolved over the course of Apollo missions. Apollo 11 and 12 astronaut's made use of weigh bags made of Teflon film. These bags proved susceptible to tears and damage and were replaced on Apollo 14 with Beta cloth bags lined with Teflon film. For subsequent missions a more sophisticated Sample Collection Bag was developed and used.

This bag is a training version of the weigh bag used on Apollo 14. NASA transferred it to the Smithsonian in 1972.

Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Unknown

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

Type
EQUIPMENT-Lunar

Materials
Beta Cloth, plastic lining,Aluminum Stays
Dimensions
Overall: 38.1 x 22.86 x 17.78cm (1ft 3in. x 9in. x 7in.)

ID: A19720836000