Headset, Communications Carrier, Armstrong, 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 Neil Armstrong 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 transferred this object to the Musuem in 1979.

Collection Item Long Description:

Title

Headset, Communications Carrier, Armstrong, Apollo 11

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

Materials

  • 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

A19791774000