Tether, Tool Set, Command Module, Apollo 11


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Apollo to the Moon exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

The Apollo toolset provides multipurpose tools and/or attachments for mechanical actuations and valve adjustments. This component is labeled: Tether. The tether is a strap 14 inches long with a snap hook at one end and a loop at the other. The hooks can be snapped into the tool tether ring to secure it to the crewman when moving about the CM.

This set was used during the Apollo 11 mission and NASA transferred it to the Smithsonian in 1970.

Collection Item Long Description:

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

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Johnson Space Center.


Betacloth, thread, metal alloy, ink


3-D: 49 × 8 × 2cm (19 5/16 × 3 1/8 × 13/16 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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