Jack Screw, Tool Set, Command Module, Apollo 11


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Apollo to the Moon exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

The Apollo toolset includes several wrenches, screw and other drivers and handles. The 3 Jackscrews were included and available for use as backup latches in the event that the installed hatch latches became inoperable or the hatch was deformed.

This item was part of the toolset flown in the Command Module during the Apollo 11 mission and NASA transferred it to the Smithsonian in 1970.

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 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Johnson Space Center.


anodized aluminum, iron alloy, copper alloy, fiberglass?, ink


3-D: 10.8 × 10.2 × 2.9cm (4 1/4 × 4 × 1 1/8 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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