Cable, Communications Control Unit, Spare, Apollo 11

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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 Apollo 11 astronauts were connected to the spacecraft communications system while in their suits by means of cables. Each astronaut was provided a cable (shorter ones for the left and center seats nearest the communications unit on the left side of the spacecratf forward equipment bay, and a longer one for the right seat). In case of equipment difficulty a spare (long) cable was provided and stowed in a locker inside the Command Module. This flown spare Apollo 11 Communications Control Unit cable 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

Materials

Rubber, Anodized Aluminum, Plastic, Copper, Gold Plating, Adhesive, Natural Fabric

Dimensions

  • 3-D: 36.2 x 38.1 x 4.4cm (14 1/4 x 15 x 1 3/4 in.)
  • Other (Cable): 339.7cm (11 ft. 1 3/4 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

SPACECRAFT-Manned-Communications

Inventory Number

A19791699000