Headset, Communications Carrier, Armstrong, Apollo 11

This communications carrier was used by astronaut Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969. Communications carriers were worn during launch and the mission, and were affectionately known as the "Snoopy Cap" from its resemblance to a famous cartoon character of the era.

It was constructed of an elastic center portion with Teflon fabric sides containing the communications equipment and mouthpiece. It fastened beneath the chin and was worn during the launch sequence, while in the lunar module, and on the lunar surface.

NASA transferred this object to the Musuem in 1979.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
David Clark Company, Inc.
Astronaut
Neil Armstrong, August 5, 1930--August 25, 2012

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Flight and the Arts - Outside the Spacecraft: 50 Years of Extra-Vehicular Activity

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Communications Gear

Materials
Cap: Nylon/Polyester knit, Teflon fabric
Earphones: Plastic, leather, communications cables
Dimensions
Overall (Approximately): 9in. x 10 1/2in. x 9in. (22.86 x 26.67 x 22.86cm)

Title
Headset, Communications Carrier, Armstrong, Apollo 11

This communications carrier was used by astronaut Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969. Communications carriers were worn during launch and the mission, and were affectionately known as the "Snoopy Cap" from its resemblance to a famous cartoon character of the era.

It was constructed of an elastic center portion with Teflon fabric sides containing the communications equipment and mouthpiece. It fastened beneath the chin and was worn during the launch sequence, while in the lunar module, and on the lunar surface.

NASA transferred this object to the Musuem in 1979.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
David Clark Company, Inc.
Astronaut
Neil Armstrong, August 5, 1930--August 25, 2012

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Flight and the Arts - Outside the Spacecraft: 50 Years of Extra-Vehicular Activity

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Communications Gear

Materials
Cap: Nylon/Polyester knit, Teflon fabric
Earphones: Plastic, leather, communications cables
Dimensions
Overall (Approximately): 9in. x 10 1/2in. x 9in. (22.86 x 26.67 x 22.86cm)

Title
Headset, Communications Carrier, Armstrong, Apollo 11

ID: A19791774000