Bag, Decontamination, Film Magazine, 70 mm, Lunar Surface, Apollo 11

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This object is on display in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Bag, Decontamination, Film Magazine, 70 mm, Lunar Surface, Apollo 11

Collection Item Summary:

This storage bag from Apollo 11 contained film magazines used on the Moon until they were processed at the Johnson Space Center after the mission. Fine lunar dust often coated equipment used on the Moon. After the first lunar landing missions, astronauts and the objects they brought back from the lunar surface were quarantined for weeks after landing on Earth to prevent the spread of possible "Moon germs."

This bag was transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1970.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number

A19791674000

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA

Manufacturer

Country of Origin

United States of America

Materials

Beta cloth, velcro, brass

Dimensions

Overall: 11 in. long x 4 in. tall x 4 in. deep (27.94 x 10.16 x 10.16cm)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Type

EQUIPMENT-Photographic