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Kit, Medical Accessories, Lunar Module


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:

This emergency medical kit was a back-up unit made to be stowed in the Lunar Module of an unspecified Apollo mission. In addition to minor first-aid supplies (bandages, eyedrops), the kit contained pills and six capsules: four pain killers (Darvon), four stimulant pills (Dexedrine), aspirin, and pills to treat diarrhea. Missing are decongestant pills, a syringe with Demoral, nose drops, and an antibiotic ointment. The kit was located in the left-hand midsection, readily accessible to both astronauts.

Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center in 1972.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum


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


Credit Line

Transferred from NASA, Manned Spacecraft Center.


  • Beta Cloth
  • Plastic
  • Ink
  • Adhesive
  • Medication
  • Cotton
  • Velcro


3-D: 10.2 × 10.2 × 8.9cm (4 × 4 × 3 1/2 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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