Strap, Utility, 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:

During an Apollo mission, a number of straps were used for restraint purposes during zero g. In addition to a number of special use snaps (e.g., couch, probe, drogue, glare shield, control cable, and cable routing straps), utility straps had numerous uses. Made of beta cloth, the utility straps used snaps as a restraining method. The snaps have a male (stud) and female (socket) component.

This is one of the six utility straps flown on the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing mission in July 1969. It was transferred to the Smithsonian in 1971.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number


Credit Line

Transferred from NASA

Country of Origin

United States of America


Beta Cloth, stainless steel, brass, ink


3-D: 13.3 x 2.5 x 1.3cm (5 1/4 x 1 x 1/2 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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