Apollo Film Return Beta Cloth Stowage Bags
DESIGNED FOR FILM STOWAGE AND SECURE RETURN TO EARTH
Two dense weave Beta Cloth film stowage bags with outer identification tags front and back. Used for astronaut training during the Apollo Program. Both are designed to secure and return exposed 16mm Maurer motion picture film recorded during an Apollo fight. The larger bag is 8 ½ by 9 inches having dual stainless steel snaps to enable securing the top opening and one snap at the base to secure to the A9 (Aft 9) stowage locker located along the floor of Command Module below the crew couches. Both 1 by 3inch tags sewn at the near center on each side read: “16 MM FILM, A9 RETURN.” The second bag measures 6 ½ by 5 ½ inches with a single stainless steel snap to close the top opening. Both 1 ½ by 3 inch tags sewn at the near center on each side read: “16 MM FILM, B8 LAUNCH & RETURN.” B8 is the stowage locker located along the back wall of the Command Module behind the Commander’s couch.