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Apollo 11 Recovery

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum
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2009-06-16T14:32:06.000Z
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2015-04-27T02:04:06.000Z
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Video Title:
Apollo 11 Recovery
Description:
Apollo 11 astronauts exit command module wearing biological isolation garments and await helicopter recovery. NASA Video
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43 seconds
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Apollo 11 Launch: Photographed

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2010-02-23T18:32:08.000Z
Metadata Updated:
2014-09-26T17:57:31.000Z
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Education
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947
Video Title:
Apollo 11 Launch: Photographed
Description:
Read more at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/We-Have-Liftoff.html Photographer David Burnett focused his camera on the many tourists who flocked to Florida in 1969 to watch the launch of Apollo 11 (Produced by Molly Roberts; Photographs by David Burnett/Contact Press Images).
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231 seconds
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Button, Apollo 11

Materials:
Steel
Plastic
Synthetic Fabric
Copper Alloy
Ink
Dimensions:
3-D (Button): 15.9 × 4.4 × 0.6cm (6 1/4 × 1 3/4 × 1/4 in.)
Storage: 21.6 × 8.9 × 3.8cm (8 1/2 × 3 1/2 × 1 1/2 in.)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-Events
Country of Origin:
United States
Credit Line:
Gift of Timothy Connelly
Inventory Number:
A20050481000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Summary:
This button and ribbon celebrate the Apollo 11 lunar landing on July 20, 1969. On that date, NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin walked on the Moon's surface while Michael Collins orbited above in the command module. Buttons like this one were sold and collected as souvenirs of the event. Timothy Connelly donated this button and ribbon collected by his father, an avid button collector, to the National Collection in 2005.
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Button, Apollo 11

Materials:
Steel
Plastic
Synthetic Fabric
Copper Alloy
Ink
Dimensions:
3-D (Button): 13 × 13 × 0.6cm (5 1/8 × 5 1/8 × 1/4 in.)
Storage: 19.1 × 10.2 × 3.8cm (7 1/2 × 4 × 1 1/2 in.)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-Events
Country of Origin:
United States
Credit Line:
Gift of Timothy Connelly
Inventory Number:
A20050482000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Summary:
This button and ribbon celebrated the Apollo 11 lunar landing on July 20, 1969. On that date, NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz"Aldrin walked on the Moon's surface while Michael Collins orbited in the command module. Although the mission was also celebrated as a universal human achievement, this button celebrates the feat as a uniquely American one. Timothy Connelly donated this button, collected by his father, an avid button collector, to the National Collection in 2005.
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Patch, Mission, Apollo 11

Title: The Eagle Has Landed
Materials:
Synthetic Fabric
Dimensions:
3-D (Patch): 10.2 × 0.2cm (4 × 1/16 in.)
Storage: 17.8 × 15.2 × 0.6cm (7 × 6 × 1/4 in.)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-Events
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Mance Clayton
Inventory Number:
A19820401000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Summary:
This is a commercial copy of the Apollo 11 mission patch. Apollo 11 was launched on July 16, 1969, and returned after a little over eight days carrying Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr., and Michael Collins. It was the fifth human spaceflight and the first piloted lunar landing in the Apollo program. Over 500 million people around the world watched Neil Armstrong's televised image and heard his voice as he took his first step on the Moon on July 20.
The symbolism of this patch depicts an American bald eagle, holding olive branches representing peace, landing on the lunar surface, with the Earth above in the background. The lunar module carrying Armstrong and Aldrin was named "Eagle."
This replica was made for commercial sale. Mance Clayton donated it to the National Collection in 1982.
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Apollo 11

Maker:
Undetermined peoples
Medium:
Cotton, dye
Dimensions:
H x W: 115.6 x 50 cm (45 1/2 x 19 11/16 in.)
Type:
Costume and Textile
Geography:
Sierra Leone
Date:
1969-1970
Topic:
Commemorative
Adornment
Writing
Credit Line:
Gift of Donald A. Theuer and Lilburne Theuer Senn
Object number:
2002-9-46
Label Text:
On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 became the first mission to land astronauts on the moon. This event captured the world's attention and became the subject of cloth sold in African markets, along with images of local and foreign rulers, or items of popular culture such as radios and soccer balls. Purchased in Sierra Leone, this factory printed cloth features a repeating circular pattern reminiscent of a capsule's heat shield against a background of brown moon craters. The top and bottom borders feature rocket ships. The selvage reads "JAVA PRINT 100% COTTON HIGH CLASS COLOURS." Some cloth was made in African factories, but in general cloth from the Netherlands was rated the best by the discriminating African buyers. Associated with local proverbs and customs, imported cloth was totally assimilated into local culture and status systems.
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Apollo 11 TV Broadcast July 17, 1969

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2009-07-16T08:17:18.000Z
Metadata Updated:
2014-06-01T10:40:33.000Z
Topic:
Aeronautics
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YouTube Category:
Education
Views:
5444
Video Title:
Apollo 11 TV Broadcast July 17, 1969
Description:
Michael Collins describes food. NASA Video. Original source: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/video/apollo/apollo11/mpg/apollo11_dlclip02.mpg
Video Duration:
22 seconds
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Apollo 11 TV Broadcast July 22, 1969

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National Air and Space Museum
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2009-07-16T09:58:56.000Z
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2014-10-06T15:25:39.000Z
Topic:
Aeronautics
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5052
Video Title:
Apollo 11 TV Broadcast July 22, 1969
Description:
Apollo 11 crew show food and how easy it is to spread some ham. NASA Video.
Video Duration:
27 seconds
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Apollo 11 Crew TV Broadcast July 23, 1969

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National Air and Space Museum
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YouTube Videos
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2009-06-16T21:01:22.000Z
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2015-01-04T23:59:07.000Z
Topic:
Aeronautics
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YouTube Category:
Tech
Views:
20090
Video Title:
Apollo 11 Crew TV Broadcast July 23, 1969
Description:
Apollo 11 astronauts reflect on the mission one day before returning to Earth and splashing down in the Pacific Ocean. This TV broadcast ran from approximately 7:04 PM - 7:16 PM Eastern time on July 23, 1969.
Video Duration:
536 seconds
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Apollo 11 - Buzz Aldrin Mobility Experiment (Kangaroo Hop)

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National Air and Space Museum
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2009-07-16T09:10:08.000Z
Metadata Updated:
2015-03-19T20:45:43.000Z
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Aeronautics
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YouTube Category:
Education
Views:
3600
Video Title:
Apollo 11 - Buzz Aldrin Mobility Experiment (Kangaroo Hop)
Description:
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin tests mobility on the lunar surface, July 20, 1969. NASA Video from Apollo Lunar Surface Journal More information and videos: http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/video11.html#Step Original source video: http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/a11v_1101342.mpg
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76 seconds
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Apollo 11 Plaque Unveiled and Read by Neil Armstrong

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2009-07-08T20:25:49.000Z
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2015-03-06T20:13:35.000Z
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17595
Video Title:
Apollo 11 Plaque Unveiled and Read by Neil Armstrong
Description:
A plaque affixed to the leg of the lunar landing vehicle is unveiled and Neil Armstrong reads the inscription. The plaque, signed by President Nixon, Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr, bears a map of the Earth and this inscription: HERE MEN FROM THE PLANET EARTH FIRST SET FOOT UPON THE MOON JULY 1969 A.D. WE CAME IN PEACE FOR ALL MANKIND The plaque resides on the Moon still, left behind with the lower stage of the Lunar Module when Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong departed in the upper stage to rendezvous with Michael Colins orbiting in the CSM. Source: NASA History Office Apollo 11 Lunar Surface Journal http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/alsj/a11/a11.step.html#1095146
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Medal, Commemorative, Apollo 11, Paris Mint

Manufacturer:
Paris Mint
Materials:
Silver Alloy
Dimensions:
3-D: 3.8 × 0.3cm (1 1/2 × 1/8 in.)
Storage: 8.9 × 8.9 × 5.4cm (3 1/2 × 3 1/2 × 2 1/8 in.)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-Events
Country of Origin:
France
Credit Line:
Gift of Thomas Becker
Inventory Number:
A19731532000
Rights:
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Summary:
This Apollo 11 commemorative medal was struck by the Paris Mint in France. Apollo 11 launched on July 16, 1969, and returned to Earth eight days later. It was the fifth human spaceflight in the program and the first to land humans on the Moon. Over 500 million people around the world watched Neil Armstrong's televised image and heard his voice as he took his historic first step on the Moon on July 20. Michael Collins and Edwin Aldrin, Jr. were the other two astronauts.
Space medal collector Thomas Becker donated this medal to the National Collection in 1972.
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Kit, EMU Maintenance, Apollo 11

Title: EMU Repair Kit, Apollo 11
Manufacturer:
ILC Industries Inc.
Materials:
Beta Cloth
Velcro
Teflon
Paper
Stainless Steel
Synthetic Fabric
Rubber
Ink
Container - beta cloth, polyester, plastic, Velcro
Container contents - plastic, rubber
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 1/2 × 13 × 14 in., 0.2kg (3.8 × 33 × 35.6cm, 1/2lb.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA/JSC
Inventory Number:
A19980014000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Summary:
This kit was part of the equipment issued to the Apollo astronauts for use in the event minor repairs to the spacesuit became necessary. The kit contains cloth tape, exterior patches, bladder sealant material, extra gaskets, etc.
Kits such as this were carried aboard all spacecraft and lunar modules during the Apollo and skylab missions. This kit was flown aboard the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969, and was transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1972.
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Headset, Communications Carrier, Armstrong, Apollo 11

Title: Headset, Communications Carrier, Armstrong, Apollo 11
Manufacturer:
David Clark Company, Inc.
Astronaut:
Neil Armstrong, August 5, 1930--August 25, 2012
Materials:
Cap: Nylon/Polyester knit, Teflon fabric
Earphones: Plastic, leather, communications cables
Dimensions:
Overall (Approximately): 9in. x 10 1/2in. x 9in. (22.86 x 26.67 x 22.86cm)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Communications Gear
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19791774000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Summary:
This communications carrier was used by astronaut Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969. Communications carriers were worn during launch and the mission, and were affectionately known as the "Snoopy Cap" from its resemblance to a famous cartoon character of the era.
It was constructed of an elastic center portion with Teflon fabric sides containing the communications equipment and mouthpiece. It fastened beneath the chin and was worn during the launch sequence, while in the lunar module, and on the lunar surface.
NASA transferred this object to the Musuem in 1979.
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Apollo 11 - Buzz Aldrin Descends Ladder to Lunar Surface

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Video Title:
Apollo 11 - Buzz Aldrin Descends Ladder to Lunar Surface
Description:
Television clip of Buzz descending the ladder and stepping onto the moon. On arriving at the footpad, he tries to jump up to the ladder again and fails, but succeeds on his second attempt. After remarking to Neil on the beautiful view (Magnificent desolation) he jumps from the footpad onto the surface. NASA Video from Apollo Lunar Surface Journal More information and videos: http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/video11.html#Step Original source video: http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/a11v_1094228.mpg
Video Duration:
75 seconds
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Oxygen Mask, Emergency, Apollo 11

Manufacturer:
Sierra Engineering Co.
Materials:
Hose: polymer, stainless steel
Mask: Plexiglas visor with polymer mask
Valves: aluminum, stainless steel, rubber
Dimensions:
3-D (Mask): 19.1 x 30.5 x 12.7cm (7 1/2 x 12 x 5 in.)
3-D (Hose): 304.8 x 1.3cm (10 x 1/2 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Life Support
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA
Inventory Number:
A19980015000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Summary:
This emergency oxygen mask and hose were carried aboard Apollo 11 in July 1969.
The mask was a safety precaution in the event of smoke or toxic gasses filling the spacecraft and would have been worn while the astronauts were suiting up. Once the astronauts were suited up and pressurized, the mask could be removed as they could breathe normally.
Transferred from NASA in 1970.
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Biological Isolation Garment, Aldrin, Apollo 11

Manufacturer:
B. Welson & Co.
Astronaut:
Buzz Aldrin
Materials:
Rubberized Nylon
Cotton
Plastic
Steel
Paint
Rubber
Nylon
Chrome Plating
Wood
Dimensions:
Overall: 76 × 26 × 8 in., 6.8kg (193 × 66 × 20.3cm, 15lb.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Medical
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19710809000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Summary:
This is the biological isolation garment worn by Astronaut "Buzz" Aldrin upon his return to earth after his historic Apollo 11 flight in July of 1969.
These garments were worn from the moment the hatch was opened after splashdown until the astronauts were sealed inside the Mobile Quarantine Facility in the unlikely case that the astronauts had been infected with some sort of extraterrestrial life form. It was expected that these suits would keep them properly quarantined until a course of action could be planned or the disease eliminated.
After Apollo 12, it was conceded that the moon lacked life, and the containment garments were scrapped.
Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1970
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One Dollar Bill, Apollo 11

Manufacturer:
U.S. Bureau of Engraving
Materials:
Paper
Ink
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 15.6 × 6.5cm (6 1/8 × 2 9/16 in.)
Storage: 20.3 × 11.4 × 2.5cm (8 × 4 1/2 × 1 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center
Inventory Number:
A19770429000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Summary:
This United States one dollar bill holds the signatures of the three Apollo 11 astronauts (Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin) in addition to one other signature, that of a certifying official from the National Aeronautic Association (NAA), all on the front of the bill. This memento of the historic first human landing on the Moon in July 1969 was part of the official process of certifying the flight.
Before human spaceflights, the NAA had the astronauts autograph dollar bills, witnessed by the NAA official for the flight. The bills were then placed aboard the spacecraft. After the mission, recovering the identifiable bills served "as the basis for certification of the identity of the astronauts on each of the flights."
The NASA Johnson Space Center transferred this bill to the National Air and Space Museum in 1976.
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One Dollar Bill, Apollo 11

Manufacturer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Materials:
Paper
Ink
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 15.6 × 6.5cm (6 1/8 × 2 9/16 in.)
Storage: 20.3 × 11.4 × 2.5cm (8 × 4 1/2 × 1 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center
Inventory Number:
A19770430000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Summary:
This United States one dollar bill holds the signatures of the three Apollo 11 astronauts (Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin) in addition to one other signature, that of a certifying official from the National Aeronautic Association (NAA), all on the front of the bill. This memento of the historic first human landing on the Moon in July 1969 was part of the official process of certifying the flight.
Before human spaceflights, the NAA had the astronauts autograph dollar bills, witnessed by the NAA official for the flight. The bills were then placed aboard the spacecraft. After the mission, recovering the identifiable bills served "as the basis for certification of the identity of the astronauts on each of the flights."
The NASA Johnson Space Center transferred this bill to the National Air and Space Museum in 1976.
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One Dollar Bill, Apollo 11

Manufacturer:
U.S. Bureau of Engraving
Materials:
Paper
Ink
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 15.6 × 6.5cm (6 1/8 × 2 9/16 in.)
Storage: 20.3 × 11.4 × 2.5cm (8 × 4 1/2 × 1 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center
Inventory Number:
A19770431000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Summary:
This United States one dollar bill holds the signatures of the three Apollo 11 astronauts (Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin) in addition to one other signature, that of a certifying official from the National Aeronautic Association (NAA), all on the front of the bill. This memento of the historic first human landing on the Moon in July 1969 was part of the official process of certifying the flight.
Before human spaceflights, the NAA had the astronauts autograph dollar bills, witnessed by the NAA official for the flight. The bills were then placed aboard the spacecraft. After the mission, recovering the identifiable bills served "as the basis for certification of the identity of the astronauts on each of the flights."
The NASA Johnson Space Center transferred this bill to the National Air and Space Museum in 1976.
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