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Dosimeter, Passive Radiation, Personal, Apollo 11, Collins

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


Manufacturer: General Dynamics, Ft. Worth Division

Astronaut: Michael Collins

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: Overall: 3 1/8 in. long x 2 3/16 in. wide x 13/16 in. deep (7.9 x 5.6 x 2.1cm)

Materials: Overall: aluminum, plastic, glass

This personal dosimeter was flown on the Apollo 11 in July 1969 and used by command module pilot Michael Collins. Dosimeters were designed to measure the cumulative radiation dose each astronaut received during the course of the mission.

Transferred from NASA to the National Air and Space Museum in 1972.

Transferred from NASA

Inventory number: A19980048000

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