Headset, Communications Carrier, Aldrin, 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 communications carrier was used by astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin during the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969. Communications carriers were worn during launch and the mission, and were affectionately known as the "Snoopy Cap" from its resemblance to a famous cartoon character of the era.

It was constructed of an elastic center portion with Teflon fabric sides containing the communications equipment and mouthpiece. It fastened beneath the chin and was worn during the launch sequence, while in the lunar module, and on the lunar surface.

NASA - Johnson Space Center transferred this object to the Museum in 1979.

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

Astronaut

Credit Line

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Materials

  • Teflon fabric
  • Nylon/Polyester
  • Leather
  • Rubber
  • Aluminum
  • Velcro
  • Plastic
  • Electrical Wiring
  • Steel
  • Copper Alloy
  • Chrome Plating
  • Cap: Nylon/Polyester knit, Teflon fabric
  • Earphones: Plastic, leather, communications cables

Dimensions

Overall (Approximately): 9in. x 10 1/2in. x 9in. (22.86 x 26.67 x 22.86cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Communications Gear

Inventory Number

A19791775000