Footwell Pouch, Gemini XII


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 pouch provided storage in one of the foot wells of the Gemini XII spacecraft, flown by James Lovell and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin. Gemini XII was launched on November 11, 1966, for a 4-day, 59-orbit mission. Highlights included 3 extra-vehicular activities (EVAs) by Aldrin, 5 hours 30 minutes total. Aldrin made extensive use of handholds and footholds to prevent unwanted movement during his tasks, and his techniques were an important milestone toward effective astronaut use of EVA.

NASA transferred the Gemini XII spacecraft to the Smithsonian in 1968.

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 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration


  • Vinyl
  • Synthetic Fabric
  • Velcro
  • Elastic
  • Brass
  • Paper
  • Ink
  • Cotton
  • Plastic
  • Adhesive


  • Overall (Pouch): 1ft 5 3/4in. x 1ft 1/2in. x 2 1/2in. (45.09 x 31.75 x 6.35cm)
  • Overall (Loose snap tab): 1ft 5 3/4in. x 1ft 1/2in. x 2 1/2in. (45.09 x 31.75 x 6.35cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America


SPACECRAFT-Manned-Parts & Structural Components

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