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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:


Kit, Medical Accessories, Lunar Module, Apollo 11

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum


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


B. Welson & Co.

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center


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


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

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Country of Origin

United States of America



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