Armstrong's Apollo 11 "Snoopy Cap"

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This Communications Carrier was worn by Neil Armstrong during Apollo 11. Communications carriers were worn during launch, in the lunar module, and on the lunar surface. They were affectionately known as the "Snoopy Cap" for their resemblance to the famous Peanuts cartoon character. The cap fastened under the chin and had an elastic center portion. The Teflon fabric sides held the communications equipment and mouthpiece.

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Dane Penland

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NASM2014-05415

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Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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Smithsonian Institution

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