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Penlight, Armstrong, Apollo 11

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Penlight, Armstrong, Apollo 11

Penlight, Armstrong, Apollo 11

This small flashlight was part of the astronaut equipment assigned to Michael Collins, Command Module Pilot of the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969.

It is constructed with a brass case, and was operated by rotating the bulb end. It was powered by a small battery and had a small velcro tab to keep it secure in the weightless environment.

Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1985

Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center

Manufacturer: ACR Electronics Corporation
Astronaut: Neil Armstrong

Country of Origin: United States of America

Overall: 1 in. wide x 5 in. deep (2.5 x 12.7cm)

Overall: Brass, glass

Inventory number: A19850142000

This artifact is on display in the gallery of the National Mall building.

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