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This case was made to provide protection for the sunglasses issued to astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot of the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969. The case is constructed of beta cloth, is reinforced to retain its shape, and has a metal snap closure.

Michael Collins, former director of the Museum, donated the case in 1984.

Donated by Michael Collins

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
Michael Collins
Manufacturer
Unknown

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

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Personal Items

Materials
Overall - beta cloth
Snaps: chrome-plated steel
Dimensions
3-D (Open, On Display): 15 × 14.5 × 1.7cm (5 7/8 × 5 11/16 × 11/16 in.)
3-D (Closed): 15 × 6.5 × 3.5cm (5 7/8 × 2 9/16 × 1 3/8 in.)

This case was made to provide protection for the sunglasses issued to astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot of the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969. The case is constructed of beta cloth, is reinforced to retain its shape, and has a metal snap closure.

Michael Collins, former director of the Museum, donated the case in 1984.

Donated by Michael Collins

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
Michael Collins
Manufacturer
Unknown

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

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Personal Items

Materials
Overall - beta cloth
Snaps: chrome-plated steel
Dimensions
3-D (Open, On Display): 15 × 14.5 × 1.7cm (5 7/8 × 5 11/16 × 11/16 in.)
3-D (Closed): 15 × 6.5 × 3.5cm (5 7/8 × 2 9/16 × 1 3/8 in.)

ID: A19850146000


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