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This object is on display in the Apollo to the Moon exhibition at the National Mall building.


Manufacturer: Unknown

Astronaut: Michael Collins

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: 3-D: 10.2 x 10.2cm (4 x 4 in.)

Materials: Overall - beta cloth Snaps: chrome-plated steel

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, reinforced to retain its shape.

Donated to the National Air and Space Museum by Michael Collins in 1984

Donated by Michael Collins

Inventory number: A19850146000

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