Cushion, Command Module, Locker B8, 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 stowage of numerous personal items and loose equipment on Apollo missions was in compartments and lockers. Compartments are part of the crew compartment structure. The aluminum lockers are packed with equipment in an assembly building and attached to the aft bulkhead and equipment bays a short time before launch. Inside, equipment is placed in "cushions," which are inserted into the compartments and lockets to protect stowed items during launch and reentry.

This cushion was installed in locker B8 to protect film canisters for use with the command module’s 16mm Data Acquisition Camera during the Apollo 11 mission in July 19609. It was transferred to the Smithsonian in 1970.

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

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA

Materials

Synthetic Rubber/Plastic, Synthetic Fabric, Ink

Dimensions

3-D: 19.1 x 12.7 x 19.8cm (7 1/2 x 5 x 7 13/16 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous

Inventory Number

A19791712000