Penlight, Apollo 11

This small flashlight was part of the astronaut equipment available to the Apollo 11 crew on their July 1969 mission to the Moon.

It is constructed with a brass case, and was operated by rotating the bulb end. It was powered by a small battery and had a small velcro tab to keep it secure in the weightless environment.

Michael Collins donated this to the National Air and Space Museum in 1985.

Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
ACR Electronics Corporation

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous

Materials
Overall: Brass, glass
Dimensions
3-D: 12.7 × 2.5cm (5 × 1 in.)

This small flashlight was part of the astronaut equipment available to the Apollo 11 crew on their July 1969 mission to the Moon.

It is constructed with a brass case, and was operated by rotating the bulb end. It was powered by a small battery and had a small velcro tab to keep it secure in the weightless environment.

Michael Collins donated this to the National Air and Space Museum in 1985.

Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
ACR Electronics Corporation

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous

Materials
Overall: Brass, glass
Dimensions
3-D: 12.7 × 2.5cm (5 × 1 in.)

ID: A19850142000