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Kit, Medical Accessories, Lunar Module

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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

Rights

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

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA, Manned Spacecraft Center.

Materials

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

Dimensions

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

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Medical

Inventory Number

A19720830000