Inflight Coverall Garment, Jacket, 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 is part of a four-piece inflight coverall garment assigned to astronaut Michael Collins for use during his Apollo 11 mission in July 1969. It was never used, however.

The complete garment consists of jacket, which was equipped with reinforced holes on the upper torso through which the medical connectors could pass; trousers with a snap and elastic waist for adjustment; and boots which had a snap attachment to the legs of the trousers and a circular Velcro patch on the soles. It is constructed of a Teflon-coated beta cloth which is highly fire resistant, and the "slippery" qualities of the fabric enabled the astronaut to dress with ease in a weightless environment.

The jacket had a US flag on the left shoulder and a NASA "meatball" logo on the upper torso. Flight garments also had a mission symbol attached to the upper torso.

NASA transferred this object to the Museum in 1979.

Collection Item Long Description:

Date

1969

Inventory Number

A19791813000

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center

Astronaut

Country of Origin

United States of America

Title

Inflight Coverall Garment, Jacket, Collins, Apollo 11

Materials

  • Synthetic Fabric
  • Velcro
  • Elastic
  • Plastic
  • Copper Alloy
  • Chrome Plating
  • Ink

Dimensions

Clothing: 59.7 x 153.7 x 2.5cm (23 1/2 x 60 1/2 x 1 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Flight Clothing