Oxygen Mask, Emergency, Apollo 11

This emergency oxygen mask and hose were carried aboard Apollo 11 in July 1969.

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 in 1970.

Transferred from NASA

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Sierra Engineering Co.

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

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Life Support

Materials
Hose: polymer, stainless steel
Mask: Plexiglas visor with polymer mask
Valves: aluminum, stainless steel, rubber
Dimensions
3-D (Mask): 19.1 x 30.5 x 12.7cm (7 1/2 x 12 x 5 in.)
3-D (Hose): 304.8 x 1.3cm (10 x 1/2 in.)

This emergency oxygen mask and hose were carried aboard Apollo 11 in July 1969.

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 in 1970.

Transferred from NASA

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Sierra Engineering Co.

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

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Life Support

Materials
Hose: polymer, stainless steel
Mask: Plexiglas visor with polymer mask
Valves: aluminum, stainless steel, rubber
Dimensions
3-D (Mask): 19.1 x 30.5 x 12.7cm (7 1/2 x 12 x 5 in.)
3-D (Hose): 304.8 x 1.3cm (10 x 1/2 in.)

ID: A19980015000