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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.