Exerciser, Inflight, Apollo 11

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This object is on display in the Concourse - 1st Floor at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

This inflight exerciser was designed to stretch and exercise the muscles of the Apollo 11 astronauts during their mission in July 1969.

Muscle retention and tone is lost quickly in gravity-free space if the muscles are not exercised on a regular basis.

Transferred to NASM from NASA - Johnson Space Center in 1973

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

  • Straps: Polyester webbing
  • Handle: Aluminum

Dimensions

3-D: 126 × 4.5cm (49 5/8 in. × 1 3/4 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

EQUIPMENT-Medical

Inventory Number

A19980021000