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Stopwatch, Mission Control, Apollo 11

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This object is on display in the Human Spaceflight exhibition at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Collection Item Summary:

This Heuer stopwatch was used by the Flight Controller in "Mission Control" to time the burn time remaining to propellant depletion in the "Eagle". This was the basis for the "60 seconds" and "30 seconds" reports provided to the Apollo 11 flight crew during the descent to the lunar surface, which allowed continued descent almost to the point of fuel depletion.

Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1978.

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

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Materials

  • Case: Painted metal
  • Crystal: Plastic
  • Hands: Red and blue anodized aluminum
  • On/off switches: Chrome

Dimensions

Overall: 1/2in. x 2in. (1.27 x 5.08cm)

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous

Inventory Number

A19781805000