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:
National Air and Space Museum
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- Case: Painted metal
- Crystal: Plastic
- Hands: Red and blue anodized aluminum
- On/off switches: Chrome
Overall: 1/2in. x 2in. (1.27 x 5.08cm)
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