The Apollo 11 Command Module was equipped with a pair of vacuum hoses and brushes for use in conjunction with the LM Suit system exhaust. The astronauts used the vacuum to remove as much lunar dust from their spacesuits as possible before returning to the Command Module.
This brush was transferred to the Smithsonian along with the rest of the contents of the Command Module in 1970.
Transferred from the NASA - Johnson Space Center
Manufacturer: B. Welson & Co.
Country of Origin: United States of America
3-D Test: 5.7 x 7cm (2 1/4 x 2 3/4 in.)
Inventory number: A19791554000
This artifact is on display in the Human Spaceflight exhibit of the Udvar-Hazy Center.