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These sunglasses were part of the survival rucksack flown on the Apollo 15 mission in July 1971. They are made of ultra-violet filtering plastic and yellow coated nylon. An elastic and velcro strap secured them in place, providing the astronauts with the maximum amount of eye protection.

These sunglasses were transferred from NASA to the Smithsonian in 1978.

Display Status

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Object Details
Country of Origin United States of America Type EQUIPMENT-Survival Dimensions 3-D (Including Elastic): 63.5 x 1.3 x 6.4cm (25 x 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)
Materials Frames - Yellow Nylon, Elastic, Velcro
Lenses - green plastic
Inventory Number A19781451009 Credit Line Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center. Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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