Brush, Vacuum, Apollo 11


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Human Spaceflight exhibition at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Collection Item Summary:

The Apollo 11 Command Module was equipped with a pair of vacuum hoses and brushes for use in conjunction with the LM Suit system exhaust. The astronauts used the vacuum to remove as much lunar dust from their spacesuits as possible before returning to the Command Module.

This brush was transferred to the Smithsonian along with the rest of the contents of the Command Module in 1970.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number


Credit Line

Transferred from the NASA - Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin

United States of America


Rubber, nylon


3-D: 5.7 x 7cm (2 1/4 x 2 3/4 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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