Heel Restraints, Apollo 11

Heel Restraints, Apollo 11

     

Mechanisms to safely secure astronauts to their seats in the Command Module were provided for all expected contingencies. When in their spacesuits, the boots were designed to strap directly into the couch footpan. If reentry were to occur with the astronauts wearing shirtsleeves or inflight coveralls a separate mechanism was provided each astronaut to secure feet and legs to the couch during the high G portions of reentry.

This is one of three sets of heel restraints stored in the Apollo 11 Command Module, "Columbia" during its historic mission. It was transferred to the Smithsonian along with the spacecraft's other contents in 1970.

Transferred from NASA

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
B. Welson & Co.

Type
EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous

Materials
Aluminum, nylon webbing, velcro
Dimensions
3-D (One Restraint): 23.5 x 21.6 x 5.1cm (9 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 2 in.)

Mechanisms to safely secure astronauts to their seats in the Command Module were provided for all expected contingencies. When in their spacesuits, the boots were designed to strap directly into the couch footpan. If reentry were to occur with the astronauts wearing shirtsleeves or inflight coveralls a separate mechanism was provided each astronaut to secure feet and legs to the couch during the high G portions of reentry.

This is one of three sets of heel restraints stored in the Apollo 11 Command Module, "Columbia" during its historic mission. It was transferred to the Smithsonian along with the spacecraft's other contents in 1970.

Transferred from NASA

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
B. Welson & Co.

Type
EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous

Materials
Aluminum, nylon webbing, velcro
Dimensions
3-D (One Restraint): 23.5 x 21.6 x 5.1cm (9 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 2 in.)

ID: A19791547000