Penlight, 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 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.