Penlight, Aldrin, Apollo 11
This small flashlight, built by the ACR Electronics Corporation, was part of the emergency tool kit assigned to astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin for use during the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969.
Constructed of brass, it was powered by a small battery, and operated by rotating the bulb end.
Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1979
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Manufacturer: ACR Electronics Corporation
Country of Origin: United States of America
3-D: 13.3 x 1.6cm (5 1/4 x 5/8 in.)
Brass, Velcro Interior: Chrome reflector, light bulb
Inventory number: A19791754000
This artifact is on display in the Human Spaceflight exhibit of the Udvar-Hazy Center.