Oxygen Mask, Emergency, Aldrin, Apollo 11
This emergency oxygen mask and hose was carried aboard Apollo 11 in July 1969 and was assigned to Buzz Aldrin. The mask was a safety precaution in the event of smoke or toxic gasses filling the spacecraft and would have been worn while the astronauts were suiting up. Once the astronauts were suited up and pressurized, the mask could be removed as they could breathe normally.
Transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1970.
Transferred from NASA
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
- Sierra Engineering Co.
- PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Life Support
- Hose: polymer, stainless steel
- Mask: Plexiglas visor with polymer mask
- Valves: aluminum, stainless steel, rubber
- Clasps: brass
- Other: paint
- 3-D: 43.2 x 40.6 x 15.2cm (17 x 16 x 6 in.)