Cable, Power, 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:

This power cable provided an electrical connection between the command module's data aquisition camera and the Apollo 11 spacecraft. The cable provided 28 volts of direct current to the small 16mm movie camera. The camera recorded technical maneuvers during the mission such as lunar module docking and undocking.

NASA transferred this cable to the Museum in 1970 with other Apollo 11 equipment.

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


  • Steel
  • Copper Alloy
  • Plastic


3-D (Uncoiled): 266.7 × 3.2 × 2.5cm (8 ft. 9 in. × 1 1/4 in. × 1 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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