Headset, Communications Carrier, Aldrin, Apollo 11

Headset, Communications Carrier, Aldrin, Apollo 11

     

This communications carrier was used by astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin 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 - Johnson Space Center transferred this object to the Museum in 1979.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
Buzz Aldrin
Manufacturer
David Clark Company, Inc.

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Communications Gear

Materials
Teflon fabric
Nylon/Polyester
Leather
Rubber
Aluminum
Velcro
Plastic
Electrical Wiring
Steel
Copper Alloy
Chrome Plating
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)

This communications carrier was used by astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin 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 - Johnson Space Center transferred this object to the Museum in 1979.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
Buzz Aldrin
Manufacturer
David Clark Company, Inc.

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Communications Gear

Materials
Teflon fabric
Nylon/Polyester
Leather
Rubber
Aluminum
Velcro
Plastic
Electrical Wiring
Steel
Copper Alloy
Chrome Plating
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)

ID: A19791775000