Wristwatch, Casio G-Shock, Shuttle

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Display Status:

This object is on display in the Moving Beyond Earth exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

Time in space is precious, and several time-keeping devices help the astronauts stay on their schedule of tasks. One of the most popular timepieces in the Space Shuttle era was the durable Casio G-Shock (gravitational shock) wristwatch with stopwatch feature and countdown timer. It is resistant to vibration, water, and being struck. Often worn by athletes and military personnel, it holds up to rugged wear and tear. NASA sent this watch to the Museum after it was no longer needed for astronaut use.

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

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA

Materials

Polyurethane resin, stainless steel, mineral glass crystal

Dimensions

3-D (Buckled): 8.9 x 8.3 x 4.1cm (3 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 1 5/8 in.)

Country of Origin

Japan

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Accessories

Inventory Number

A20130073000