Pocket, Checklist and Scissors, Collins, 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:

These pockets were attached to the leg of the spacesuit worn by Michael Collins on the Apollo 11 mission in July, 1969.

Spacesuit construction and astronaut preferences meant that pockets to hold scissors, checklists and other small objects needed to be removable, with the possibility of placement elsewhere - on the other leg for example. They were attached to the spacesuit with the use of loops and tapes, and held in place with velcro tabs.

Transferred to the national Air and Spoace Museum from NASA in 1971.

Collection Item Long Description:



Inventory Number


Credit Line

Transferred from NASA, Manned Spacecraft Center.



Country of Origin

United States of America


  • Overall: Beta cloth (Teflon-coated nylon)
  • Tabs: Velcro
  • Snaps: Brass, plastic
  • D-rings: Aluminum


Approximately: 49.53 x 24.13 x 6.35cm (1ft 7 1/2in. x 9 1/2in. x 2 1/2in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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


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