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.