Dosimeter, Passive Radiation, Personal, 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:

This small tube contains remnants of the materials used in the passive radiation dosimeters used by astronaut Neil Armstrong on the Apollo 11 mission. The passive dosimeters were placed around the astronaut's body - on the ankle, thigh, and chest - to measure the exposure to cosmic radiation throughout their mission. The materials were analyzed after each mission to determine the dose and type of radiation experienced.

NASA transferred this tube to the Museum in 1970 with other Apollo 11 equipment.

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

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA

Materials

  • Plastic
  • Paper
  • Unknown white powder
  • Adhesive
  • Ink

Dimensions

Overall: 1 3/16 x 5/8 in. (3 x 1.6cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Medical

Inventory Number

A19791565000

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