Life Vest, Dual, Armstrong, Apollo 11


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This life vest consisting of a belt with attached pouches is part of the survival equipment issued to Neil Armstrong, and was flown aboard Apollo 11 in July 1969.

The pouches contain inflatable spheres to assist the astronaut in staying afloat until able to inflate the survival raft.

It was transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1979.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number


Credit Line

Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin

United States of America


  • Belt and pouches: Beta cloth, velcro
  • Contents: Rubber
  • Buckles: Chrome-plated steel
  • Pull cords: Nylon


3-D: 10.2 x 7.6 x 5.1cm (4 x 3 x 2 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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