March 5: The Museum in Washington, DC will open today. Due to weather, the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA is closed.
This beta cloth pouch contains a spacesuit repair kit, and includes the necessary supplies to perform minor emergency repairs to the pressure bladder in the event of a puncture. The contents include repair patches, o-rings, cleaning pads, towels, lubricant, and instructions.
The kit was part of the Command Module equipment, and was flown on Apollo 11 in July, 1969. It was transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA - Johnson Space Center in 1983.
Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center