Life Vest, Dual, Apollo 11

Life Vest, Dual, Apollo 11

     

This life vest was part of the emergency equipment carried aboard Apollo 11 in July 1969.

Life vests were part of the emergency survival equipment issued to astronauts during the Apollo program. The unit was worn around the upper torso, with straps over the shoulder, and fastened with a buckle in the front. Upon leaving the spacecraft, the two vests would have been deployed.

NASA transferred this vest to NASM 1979.

Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
B. Welson & Co.

Date
1968

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Life Support

Materials
Harness: Beta Cloth Nylon
Straps: Nylon/Polyester webbing
Buckles, Grommets: Steel
Other: Plastic, rubber, metal
Dimensions
3-D: 106.7 x 10.2 x 6.4cm (42 x 4 x 2 1/2 in.)

This life vest was part of the emergency equipment carried aboard Apollo 11 in July 1969.

Life vests were part of the emergency survival equipment issued to astronauts during the Apollo program. The unit was worn around the upper torso, with straps over the shoulder, and fastened with a buckle in the front. Upon leaving the spacecraft, the two vests would have been deployed.

NASA transferred this vest to NASM 1979.

Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
B. Welson & Co.

Date
1968

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Life Support

Materials
Harness: Beta Cloth Nylon
Straps: Nylon/Polyester webbing
Buckles, Grommets: Steel
Other: Plastic, rubber, metal
Dimensions
3-D: 106.7 x 10.2 x 6.4cm (42 x 4 x 2 1/2 in.)

ID: A19791561000