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Life Vest, Dual, Apollo 11

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Life Vest, Dual, Apollo 11

Life Vest, Dual, Apollo 11

This life vest was stowed aboard Apollo 11 for use in the event of an emergency.

Life vests were part of the emergency survival equipment issued to astronauts during the Apollo program. The unit was worn around the upper torso, with straps over the shoulder, and fastened with a buckle in the front. Upon leaving the spacecraft, the two vests would have been deployed.

Transferred from NASA in 1972

Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center

Manufacturer: B. Welson & Co.

Country of Origin: United States of America

3-D: 106.7 x 10.2 x 6.4cm (42 x 4 x 2 1/2 in.)

Beta Cloth Nylon Rubber Aluminum Steel Chrome Plating Velcro

Inventory number: A19980027000

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

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