Ditty Bag, Glenn, Friendship 7


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 plastic bag was carried by John Glenn on his historic Friendship 7 mission in February, 1962 in which he became the first US astronaut to orbit the earth. During the mission, Glenn took numerous photographs of the earth, and this bag was was to be used for waterproof storage of exposed film before landing.

Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center in 1963.

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


  • Overall: Plastic
  • Cord: Nylon
  • Grommets/hook: Brass


Overall: 16 in. long x 10 in. wide (40.64 x 25.4cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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