Life Vest, Dual, Apollo 11

This life vest was stowed aboard Apollo 11 for use in the event of an emergency.

Life vests were part of the emergency survival equipment issued to astronauts during the Apollo program. The unit was worn around the upper torso, with straps over the shoulder, and fastened with a buckle in the front. Upon leaving the spacecraft, the two vests would have been deployed.

Transferred from NASA in 1972

Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
B. Welson & Co.

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

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Life Support

Materials
Beta Cloth
Nylon
Rubber
Aluminum
Steel
Chrome Plating
Velcro
Dimensions
3-D: 106.7 x 10.2 x 6.4cm (42 x 4 x 2 1/2 in.)

This life vest was stowed aboard Apollo 11 for use in the event of an emergency.

Life vests were part of the emergency survival equipment issued to astronauts during the Apollo program. The unit was worn around the upper torso, with straps over the shoulder, and fastened with a buckle in the front. Upon leaving the spacecraft, the two vests would have been deployed.

Transferred from NASA in 1972

Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
B. Welson & Co.

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

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Life Support

Materials
Beta Cloth
Nylon
Rubber
Aluminum
Steel
Chrome Plating
Velcro
Dimensions
3-D: 106.7 x 10.2 x 6.4cm (42 x 4 x 2 1/2 in.)

ID: A19980027000