Bag, Temporary Stowage, Apollo 11


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:

The temporary stowage bags were used for temporary stowage of small items and permanent stowage of dry refuse or "trash." It has two pockets. The outer pocket is about 3 feet by 1 foot by 3 inches and is held shut by a bar spring. The inner pocket is flat, about 1 by 1 foot and is held shut by a rubber bungee. Stowed at launch in locker A1, the bags are attached by snaps to shelves to the right and left of the outer astronaut couches and in the Lower Equipment Bay for the astronaut in the center seat. The outer bag is for dry uncontaminated waste matter and the inner bag for temporary stowage of small items.

This bag was one of two flown on the Apollo 11 mission and was transferred to the Smithsonian in 1970.

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


  • Beta Cloth
  • Synthetic Fabric
  • Unknown Metal
  • Rubber
  • Brass
  • Paint


3-D: 71.4 x 39.4 x 5.7cm (28 1/8 x 15 1/2 x 2 1/4 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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