Hammock, Lunar Module

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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:

Based on the experience of the Apollo 11 astronauts, who spent their rest periods on the lunar module floor, hammocks designed to attach to the interior of the LM ascent stage were provided for the lunar module astronauts from Apollo 12 on. Made of beta cloth and adjustable with straps, the hammocks helped reduce the cooling effects of contact with the cabin floor (the Apollo 11 astronauts had reported being too cold to sleep comfortably) as well as a softer support.

Two unflown hammocks (S/N 0004 and S/N 0006) were transferred to the Smithsonian in 1975 from the Kennedy Space Center.

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 - Kennedy Space Center

Materials

White beta cloth; one side is rubberized.

Dimensions

3-D: 172.7 x 53.3cm (68 x 21 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous

Inventory Number

A19760745000