Cable, Communications Control Unit, Spare, 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 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


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


  • 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



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