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Biosensors, Sternal Harness, Apollo 11

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These electrical sensors are part of the biosensor assembly, which was flown aboard Apollo 11 in July 1969. It is not marked as to which astronaut it was assigned.

The sensors for this biobelt assembly consisted of an electrocardiograph signal conditioner, an impedance pneumograph signal condtioner and a DC-DC converter. They fitted into the biobelt which was constructed of a cotton duck base with Teflon-coated Beta-cloth pockets. The biobelt was fitted with snap fasteners which attached to either the constant wear or liquid cooling garment, and was worn close to the skin underneath the inflight coverall garment or spacesuit.

Transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1970.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Tempil Corporation

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Medical

Materials
Aluminum, Rubber, Plastic, Silver, Adhesive
Dimensions
Overall: 17 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 3/8 in. (44.5 x 3.8 x 1cm)

These electrical sensors are part of the biosensor assembly, which was flown aboard Apollo 11 in July 1969. It is not marked as to which astronaut it was assigned.

The sensors for this biobelt assembly consisted of an electrocardiograph signal conditioner, an impedance pneumograph signal condtioner and a DC-DC converter. They fitted into the biobelt which was constructed of a cotton duck base with Teflon-coated Beta-cloth pockets. The biobelt was fitted with snap fasteners which attached to either the constant wear or liquid cooling garment, and was worn close to the skin underneath the inflight coverall garment or spacesuit.

Transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1970.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Tempil Corporation

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Medical

Materials
Aluminum, Rubber, Plastic, Silver, Adhesive
Dimensions
Overall: 17 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 3/8 in. (44.5 x 3.8 x 1cm)

ID: A19700102057


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