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CD Player, Shuttle

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National Air and Space Museum
Summary
Some items carried aboard the Space Shuttle are standard commercially-available models, such as cameras, tape recorders, CD players, notebook computers, stopwatches, tools, and other devices. Such equipment may be slightly modified for the astronauts' use, typically by adding velcro attachment strips to keep the items from floating about in weightlessness. Astronauts may bring their own music on a mission, and many enjoy listening to tapes or CDs for relaxation during their rest periods. NASA reported this CD player as flown on Shuttle missions STS-95 and STS-88 (both in 1998).
It was transferred to the Museum by NASA in 2000.
Manufacturer
Sony
Credit Line
Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.
Materials
Black plastic, velcro, electronics
Dimensions
Overall: 1 1/8 in. tall x 5 3/8 in. wide x 6 in. deep (2.86 x 13.65 x 15.24cm)
Type
EQUIPMENT-Electronics
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Human Spaceflight
Inventory Number
A20000666000
Country of Origin
Malaysia
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply