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Headset, Lightweight, Armstrong, Apollo 11

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This small tube contains remnants of the materials used in the passive radiation dosimeters used by astronaut Neil Armstrong on the Apollo 11 mission. The passive dosimeters were placed around the astronaut's body - on the ankle, thigh, and chest - to measure the exposure to cosmic radiation throughout their mission. The materials were analyzed after each mission to determine the dose and type of radiation experienced.

NASA transferred this tube to the Museum in 1970 with other Apollo 11 equipment.

Transferred from NASA -Johnson Space Center

Materials
Earphones: Plastic, foam, communications equipment
Connecting Frame: Fabric-covered steel
Dimensions
Approximate: 1 in. deep x 9 in. long x 9 in. wide (2.54 x 22.86 x 22.86cm)

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Communications Gear

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
Neil A. Armstrong, 1930 - 2012
Manufacturer
Pacific Plantronics, Inc.

This small tube contains remnants of the materials used in the passive radiation dosimeters used by astronaut Neil Armstrong on the Apollo 11 mission. The passive dosimeters were placed around the astronaut's body - on the ankle, thigh, and chest - to measure the exposure to cosmic radiation throughout their mission. The materials were analyzed after each mission to determine the dose and type of radiation experienced.

NASA transferred this tube to the Museum in 1970 with other Apollo 11 equipment.

Transferred from NASA -Johnson Space Center

Materials
Earphones: Plastic, foam, communications equipment
Connecting Frame: Fabric-covered steel
Dimensions
Approximate: 1 in. deep x 9 in. long x 9 in. wide (2.54 x 22.86 x 22.86cm)

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Communications Gear

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
Neil A. Armstrong, 1930 - 2012
Manufacturer
Pacific Plantronics, Inc.

ID: A19791737000


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