Collection Item Summary:
The stowage of numerous items of personal and systems loose equipment on Apollo missions was in compartments and lockers located througout the spacecraft. Compartments are part of the crew compartment structure. Lockers are removable structures. Equipment is placed in "cushions" and inserted into assigned stowage locations. The aluminum lockers are packed with equipment in an assembly building and are placed in the command module and attached to the aft bulkhead and equipment bays a short time before launch.
This cushion was designed and flew in the compartment labeled A5 during the historic Apollo 11 mission in July 1969. It was transferred to the Smithsonian in 1970.