Exerciser, Inflight, Apollo 11

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This object is on display in the exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

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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