Sleep Restraint, 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:

This sleep restraint from the Apollo 11 mission is similar to a lightweight sleeping bag. Made from beta fabric, the sixty-four inch long bag includes a zipper opening for the torso and an opening for the astronaut's head. When deployed, this restraint was held in position by attaching it to the CO2 absorber stowage boxes and the command module inner structure. Astronauts slept in their sleep restraints wearing their flight coveralls. During launch, the sleep restraints were rolled and stowed against the side wall and aft bulkhead. At reentry, one of the three sleep restraints was used to stow the crew's three spacesuits.

NASA transferred this sleep restraint to the Museum.

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.


  • Synthetic Fabric
  • Cotton
  • Copper Alloy
  • Nickel Plating
  • Ink


  • 3-D: 166.7 × 49.2 × 18.4cm (65 5/8 × 19 3/8 × 7 1/4 in.)
  • Storage: 201.3 × 48.9 × 21.6cm (79 1/4 × 19 1/4 × 8 1/2 in.)
  • confirm part number V36-601012-241



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