This object is on display in the Human Spaceflight exhibition station at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
Country of Origin: United States of America
Overall (Cable): 3/4 in. diameter (1.91cm)
Other (Coiled): 6 1/2 in. diameter (16.5cm)
Materials: Cable: Vinyl and nylon covered tensolite Fittings: Stainless steel
The Apollo survival rucksack #1 contained a survival radio with an built in antenna. To increase the communication range, the radio came equipped with a special cable to connect to the Command Modules own VHF antenna.
This cable was flown on Apollo 15, in July/August 1971. It was transferred from NASA to the Smithsonian in 1978.
Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.
Inventory number: A19781452009