Life Vest, Dual, Apollo 11

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

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
B. Welson & Co.

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Life Support

Materials
Belt and pouches: Beta cloth, velcro
Contents: Rubber
Buckles: Chrome-plated steel
Pull cords: Nylon
Dimensions
3-D: 10.2 x 7.6 x 5.1cm (4 x 3 x 2 in.)

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

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
B. Welson & Co.

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Life Support

Materials
Belt and pouches: Beta cloth, velcro
Contents: Rubber
Buckles: Chrome-plated steel
Pull cords: Nylon
Dimensions
3-D: 10.2 x 7.6 x 5.1cm (4 x 3 x 2 in.)

ID: A19791560000