Country of Origin: United States of America
3-D Test: 10.2 x 7.6 x 5.1cm (4 x 3 x 2 in.)
Belt and pouches: Beta cloth, velcro
Buckles: Chrome-plated steel
Pull cords: Nylon
This life vest consisting of a belt with attached pouches is part of the survival equipment issued to the Apollo astronauts, and was flown aboard Apollo 11 in July, 1969.
The pouches contain inflatable spheres to assist the astronaut in staying afloat until able to inflate the survival raft.
It was transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1979.
Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center