Penlight, Apollo 7


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 brass flashlight was part of the emergency tool kit assigned to astronauts for use during the Apollo 7 mission in October 1968. It was of particular use when the spacecraft went through nighttime portions of their orbits or vehicle lights were turned off so crewmembers could sleep.

NASA transferred this penlight to the National Air and Space Museum in 1977.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA


Copper Alloy, Glass, Steel, Velcro, Adhesive, Chrome Plating, Fiberglass


3-D: 13 x 2.5cm (5 1/8 x 1 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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