Assembly, Bioinstrumentation, Apollo


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Biobelt pouches and harness assemblies were used by astronauts to hold their biomedical monitoring devices. There is no record of this unit as having flown on any mission, nor to which astronaut it was assigned.

Biobelts were constructed of a cotton duck base with Teflon-coated Beta-cloth pockets into which were fitted an electrocardiograph signal conditioner, an impedance pneumograph signal condtioner and a DC-DC converter. They were fitted with snap fasteners which attached to either the constant wear or liquid cooling garment, as activities indicated.

Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1975.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA


  • Natural Fabric, Beta Cloth, Synthetic Fabric, Aluminum, Copper Alloy, Steel, Chrome Plating, Plastic, Rubber, Ink
  • Overall: Cotton Canvas
  • Snaps: Steel


Overall: 29.2 x 25.4 x 3.2cm (11 1/2 x 10 x 1 1/4 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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