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Recorder, Audio Cassette, Apollo 12


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Apollo to the Moon exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

Apollo astronauts’ carried a small, battery-powered cassette voice recorder with them in the Command Module during lunar missions. The recorder was used to record information relevant to the crew log. This recorder and tapes were flown on the Apollo 12 mission and transferred to the Smithsonian in 1974.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum


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


Credit Line

Transferred from the NASA - Johnson Space Center


Overall- Metal, Plastic, Velcro Patches


3-D: 9.5 × 3.8 × 14cm (3 3/4 × 1 1/2 × 5 1/2 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America


EQUIPMENT-Communications Devices

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