Life Vest, Dual, Collins, Apollo 11

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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 was part of the emergency equipment carried aboard Apollo 11 in July 1969, and was assigned to command module pilot Michael Collins for his use.

Life vests were part of the emergency survival equipment issued to astronauts during the Apollo program. The unit was worn around the upper torso, with straps over the shoulder, and fastened with a buckle in the front. Upon leaving the spacecraft, the two vests would have been deployed.

NASA transferred this vest to NASM 1979.

Collection Item Long Description:

Date

1968

Inventory Number

A19791561000

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin

United States of America

Materials

  • Harness: Beta Cloth Nylon
  • Straps: Nylon/Polyester webbing
  • Buckles, Grommets: Steel
  • Other: Plastic, rubber, metal

Dimensions

3-D: 106.7 x 10.2 x 6.4cm (42 x 4 x 2 1/2 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Life Support