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Cuff Links, Apollo 11

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This object is on display in the Apollo to the Moon exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

These Apollo command module cufflinks are part of a commemorative set that includes a matching tie-tack belonging to NASA astronaut Michael Collins. On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first human beings to walk on the lunar surface while Collins orbited the Moon in the Apollo 11 command module.

When Collins became the director of the National Air and Space Museum, he loaned these cufflinks to the Museum for display in the "Apollo to the Moon" gallery. He gave the cufflinks and tie tac to the National Collection as permanent donations in 1984.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

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

Astronaut

Michael Collins

Manufacturer

Unknown

Credit Line

Donated by Michael Collins

Materials

Overall: Gold, enamel, pearl

Dimensions

3-D (Each): 2.2 × 2.5 × 1.6cm (7/8 × 1 × 5/8 in.)

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National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Personal Items

Inventory Number

A19850138000