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Mementos and Souvenirs flown by NASA or the astronauts

This category covers items carried on board the flights explicitly as souvenirs by NASA:

And items carried on board the flights explicitly as souvenirs by the astronauts:

And a special entry for some items that by their very nature had to remain unflown:

Items of personal equipment flown on the missions

This category covers items carried on board the flights as personal equipment by the astronauts. The astronauts were often allowed to keep some of these items as mementos after the flight.

  • Writing instruments - The writing instruments used by the astronauts
  • Sunglasses - Sunglasses carried by the astronauts
  • Checklist pockets - Beta cloth pockets worn by the astronauts
  • PLSS artifacts - artifacts from Apollo the Portable Life Support Systems
  • Tool kits - Pliers, screwdrivers etc.
  • Flashlights - Flashlights used on the Gemini and Apollo missions
  • Scissors - Surgical scissors carried on the flights
  • Cutlery - Cutlery used on the flights
  • Personal Hygiene Kit - Toothbrushes, toothpaste, shaving utensils & combs
  • Flight data files - Checklists, maps, charts, data books, flight plans etc
  • Timepieces - Watches and watchbands carried on the flights
  • Sliderules - Sliderules carried on the flights
  • PPK & AFK bags - Covered in PPK section above.
  • Food & drink
  • Wrist Checklists
  • Cue cards

Hardware converted into mementos post-flight

This category covers items of hardware from the spacecraft that were converted into souvenirs after the flight.

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