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:
Restrictions & Rights
- 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.)