Chronograph, Armstrong, Apollo 11

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Title
Chronograph, Armstrong, Apollo 11
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.
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Location
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Exhibition
Concourse - 1st Floor
Inventory Number
A19731247000
Credit Line
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Astronaut
Neil A. Armstrong, 1930 - 2012
Manufacturer
Omega Watch Co.
Country of Origin
Switzerland
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.)
National Air and Space Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Accessories