Pocket, Checklist and Scissors, Collins, Apollo 11

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Summary
These pockets were attached to the leg of the spacesuit worn by Michael Collins on the Apollo 11 mission in July, 1969.
Spacesuit construction and astronaut preferences meant that pockets to hold scissors, checklists and other small objects needed to be removable, with the possibility of placement elsewhere - on the other leg for example. They were attached to the spacesuit with the use of loops and tapes, and held in place with velcro tabs.
Transferred to the national Air and Spoace Museum from NASA in 1971.
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1969
Inventory Number
A19730042004
Credit Line
Transferred from NASA, Manned Spacecraft Center.
Manufacturer
ILC Industries Inc.
Astronaut
Michael Collins
Country of Origin
United States of America
Materials
Overall: Beta cloth (Teflon-coated nylon)
Tabs: Velcro
Snaps: Brass, plastic
D-rings: Aluminum
Dimensions
Approximately: 49.53 x 24.13 x 6.35cm (1ft 7 1/2in. x 9 1/2in. x 2 1/2in.)
National Air and Space Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits-Parts & Structural Components