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Kit, Medical Package, Lunar Module, Apollo 11

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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 stowed in the Lunar Module on the Apollo 11 mission when it landed on the moon in July 1969. 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:

Title

Kit, Medical Accessories, Lunar Module, Apollo 11

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, Johnson Space Center

Materials

  • Beta Cloth
  • Velcro
  • Plastic
  • Ink
  • Adhesive
  • Medication (Pills/Eyedrops)

Dimensions

3-D: 19.1 × 14 × 3.8cm (7 1/2 × 5 1/2 × 1 1/2 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Medical

Inventory Number

A19720831000