Pouch, Biobelt, Collins, Apollo 11

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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 biobelt pouch was flown aboard Apollo 11 in July 1969. It was assigned to command module pilot Michael Collins for use during the mission.

Biobelts were constructed of a cotton duck base with Teflon-coated Beta-cloth pockets into which were fitted an electrocardiograph signal conditioner, an impedance pneumograph signal condtioner and a DC-DC converter. They were fitted with snap fasteners which attached to either the constant wear or liquid cooling garment, as activities indicated.

Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1970.

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

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA

Materials

  • Overall: Cotton, Beta cloth
  • Snaps: Chrome-covered brass

Dimensions

Overall: 10 3/4in. x 4 1/2in. x 1/2in. (27.3 x 11.4 x 1.3cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Medical

Inventory Number

A19700102059