Star Chart, Training, 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 star chart was used by astronaut and Command Module Pilot, Michael Collins, during training sessions prior to the Apollo 11 mission launched in July 1969.

Star charts were an important piece of navigation equipment used by the astronauts during the Apollo missions, enabling them to fix their location at any given time.

The chart was donated to the National Air and Space Museum by Michael Collins in 1985.

Collection Item Long Description:

Title

Star Chart, Training, Apollo 11

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

Donated by Mr. Michael Collins

Materials

  • Plastic
  • Coating

Dimensions

3-D: 40.6 × 20.3cm (1 ft. 4 in. × 8 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

INSTRUMENTS-Navigational

Inventory Number

A19850130000