Helmet, Pressure Bubble, Collins, 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 pressure helmet was made for and worn by astronaut Michael Collins, Command Module Pilot of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon in July 1966.

The Apollo pressure helmet was a transparent bubble designed to attach to the spacesuit neck ring. It was constructed of a polycarbonate shell with a red anodized aluminum neck ring, a feed port, a vent pad and duct assembly attached to the rear and a valsalva device attached to the inner ring.

Transferred to NASM from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center in 1971.

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

Manufacturer

Designer

  • Dr. Robert L. Jones
  • James H. O'Kane

Contractor

Hamilton Standard

Subcontractor

ILC Industries Inc.

Astronaut

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center

Materials

  • Polycarbonate
  • Beta Cloth
  • Velcro
  • Anodized Aluminium
  • Adhesive
  • Silicone
  • Synthetic Rubber

Dimensions

  • 3-D: 27.6 x 32.7 x 28.6cm (10 7/8 x 12 7/8 x 11 1/4 in.)
  • Other (Neck disconnect): 9 3/4in. (24.8cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Date

1969

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Inventory Number

A19730042001