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Penlight, 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 small flashlight was part of the astronaut equipment available to the Apollo 11 crew on their July 1969 mission to the Moon.

It is constructed with a brass case, and was operated by rotating the bulb end. It was powered by a small battery and had a small velcro tab to keep it secure in the weightless environment.

Michael Collins donated this to the National Air and Space Museum in 1985.

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

ACR Electronics Corporation

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center

Materials

Overall: Brass, glass

Dimensions

3-D: 12.7 × 2.5cm (5 × 1 in.)

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National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous

Inventory Number

A19850142000