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Astronaut:
Neil A. Armstrong, 1930 - 2012  Search this
Manufacturer:
Omega Watch Co.  Search this
Materials:
Case: Stainless steel
Lens: Hesalite (synthetic crystal)
Interior mechanism: Brass, stainless steel, jewels
Dimensions:
3-D: 5.1 x 3.8 x 1.3cm (2 x 1 1/2 x 1/2 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Accessories
Country of Origin:
Switzerland
Summary:
NASA issued this Omega Speedmaster chronograph to astronaut Neil Armstrong for use during the Apollo 11 mission of July 1969.
Selected after a series of rigorous tests demonstrated its high level of precision and reliability, the Speedmaster chronograph was chosen by NASA for the U.S. space program in 1964. Program requirements called for a manual-winding wrist chronograph that was water-proof, shock-proof, anti-magnetic, able to withstand temperatures ranging from 0 to 200 degrees Farenheit, and accelerations of up to 12 g's. NASA first certified the Omega Speedmaster as the chronograph for the Gemini program and made successive purchases for both the Apollo and the Skylab/ASTP missions.
NASA transferred Armstrong's chronograph to the Museum in 1973.
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19731247000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9eb9c4c3a-156d-490c-978d-6acda61a6dfb
EDAN-URL:
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