Apollo 11 artifacts on the Moon

Non-exhaustive list of artificial objects set on the surface of the Moon by Apollo 11 astronauts N. Armstrong and E. Aldrin in July 1969. The objects are listed in chronological order of deployment.

The COSPAR ID of the mission is 1969-059.

Over 160 artificial objects have been identified.

nametypequantitystatuslocation
LUNAR SURFACE CONTACT LANDING PROBESAluminum rod3broken parts?next to LM foot pads
LM-5 DPS EAGLELM descent stage1landed0.67°N 23.47°E
DEBRIS?Little cabin debris?vented outside when opening the hatchnext to LM ladder strut
JETTISON BAGBag1discardedunder LM Quad I
FOOD WRAPPINGWrapping?discardedinside jettison bag
USED URINE BAGSBag?discardedinside jettison bag
MESA RELEASE LANYARD D-RING PIP PINPin1discarded?still attached to D-ring?
CONTINGENCY SAMPLER HANDLE LOCKING PINPin1discardednext to LM ladder pad
CONTINGENCY SAMPLER HANDLEHandtool1used as soil mechanics experiment, then discardedkicked under LM Quad I
CONTINGENCY SAMPLE COLLECTION BAG RINGRing1discardedunder LM Quad I
LEC (LUNAR EQUIPMENT CONVEYOR) BAGBag1discardedunder LM Quad I
MESA INSULATION BLANKETSThermal blanket?discarded?still attached to MESA?
???MESA offloadMESA
MESA TV CAMERA FRAME PINSPin2discarded?MESA
LM LADDER STRUT COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE COVER & LATCHCurved hinged metal cover1discardedon LM ladder strut
WESTINGHOUSE LUNAR TV CAMERACamera1discarded, probably fell on the ground on LM ascent stage ignitionNW of LM
LUNAR TV CAMERA WIDE ANGLE LENSLens1discardedattached to TV Camera
LUNAR TV CAMERA TRIPODAluminum rod1discardedattached to TV Camera
TV CAMERA 100 FT CABLE ASSEMBLYCable1left on the surfaceattached to TV Camera
SWC POLEAluminum rod1stuck on the surface, probably down on LM ascent stage ignitionNW of LM
???flag offloadnext to LM ladder pad
FLAG SHROULD PIP PINPin1discarded?next to LM ladder pad
FLAG ASSEMBLY PIP PINPin1discarded?next to LM ladder pad
FLAG THERMAL SHROUDThermal blanket1discardedon LM ladder strut
THERMAFLEX INSULATION BLOCKSFoam block2discarded, scattered?next to LM ladder pad
FLAG THERMAL PACKAGEWrapping1discarded?next to LM ladder pad
THERMAL VELCRO RIP STRIPStrap1discarded?next to LM ladder pad
FLAG STAFFAluminum rod1stuck on the surface, probably down on LM ascent stage ignitionNW of LM
CROSSBARAluminum rod1stuck on the surface, probably down on LM ascent stage ignitionattached to flag staff
UNITED STATES FLAGFlag1stuck on the surface, probably down on LM ascent stage ignitionattached to flag crossbar
SRC YORK MESH PADDINGWrapping2discardedMESA
TONGS LANYARDSStrap2discarded?MESA?
EXTENSION HANDLE SNAP LANYARDSStrap2discarded?MESA?
EXTENSION HANDLE VIBRATION ATTENUATORFoam block?1discarded, scattered?MESA?
SRC BETA CLOTH SKIRTDust cover1discarded?MESA?
SRC TEFLON SPACERSeal1discarded?MESA?
SRC OUTER O RING SEAL?Seal1came loose and discarded?MESA?
ALSCC ISOLATOR LATCH PINPin1discarded?MESA?
ALSCC SKIRT LANYARDSStrap2discarded?MESA?
???EASEP offloadLM Quad II
SEQ ALUMINIZED KAPTON SHEETThermal blanket1discardedLM -Z strut
SEQ LOWER BAY DOOR THERMAL INSULATION PIECEThermal blanket1discardedLM Quad II
SEQ LOWER BAY DOOR VELCRO STRAPSStrap2discardedLM Quad II
SEQ LOWER BAY DOOR RELEASE CLAWSPin??discardedLM Quad II
LRRR DEPLOYMENT LANYARD PIP PINPin1discardedLM Quad II
LRRR SMALL LANYARD PIP PINPin1discardedLM Quad II
LRRR SMALL LANYARD PIP PIN RINGRing1discardedLM Quad II
LRRR SMALL LANYARDStrap1discardedLM Quad II
PSE DEPLOYMENT LANYARD PIP PINPin1discardedLM Quad II
PSE SMALL LANYARD PIP PINPin1discardedLM Quad II
PSE SMALL LANYARDStrap1discardedLM Quad II
???LRRR deploymentEASEP site S of LM
LRRR CARRY HANDLE PINPin1discardednext to LRRR
LRRR HOCKEY STICKAluminum rod1discardednext to LRRR
LRRR DEPLOYMENT HANDLE RELEASE PINPin w/ ring1discardednext to LRRR
LRRR PROTECTIVE COVER PULL RINGRing1discardednext to LRRR
LRRR PROTECTIVE COVERDust cover1discardednext to LRRR
LRRR (LASER RANGING RETRO REFLECTOR)Scientific instrument1left on the surfaceEASEP site S of LM
???PSE deploymentEASEP site S of LM
PSE GNOMON LANYARDStrap1discardednext to PSE
PSE RIGHT SOLAR PANEL RESTRAINING PULL PINPin1discardednext to PSE
PSE RIGHT SOLAR PANEL SUPPORT BRACKET PULL PINPin w/ strap1discardedattached to PSE right solar panel bracket
PSE RIGHT SOLAR PANEL SUPPORT BRACKETBracket1discardednext to PSE
PSE LEFT SOLAR PANEL RESTRAINING PULL PINPin1discardednext to PSE
PSE LEFT SOLAR PANEL SUPPORT BRACKET PULL PINPin w/ strap1discardedattached to PSE left solar panel bracket
PSE LEFT SOLAR PANEL SUPPORT BRACKETBracket1discardednext to PSE
PSE DEPLOYMENT HANDLE PIP PINPin1discardednext to PSE
PSE HOCKEY STICKAluminum rod1discardednext to PSE
PSE ANTENNA RELEASE LANYARDStrap1discarded?next to PSE
PSE SOLAR PANELS (+ ANTENNA?) DEPLOYMENT LANYARDStrap1discarded?next to PSE
PSE SOLAR PANELS REAR SUPPORT BRACKETSBracket2discardednext to PSE
PSEP (PASSIVE SISMIC EXPERIMENT PACKAGE)Scientific instrument1left on the surfaceEASEP site S of LM
MESA TV BRACKET LANYARDStrap1discarded?MESA
MESA TV BRACKET PULL PINSPin w/ ring2discarded?MESA
MESA TV BRACKETBracket1discardedunder MESA
CORE TUBE #1 BITCap1discardedunder MESA
CORE TUBE #2 BITCap1discardedunder MESA
SRC PACKING MATERIAL (YORK MESH)Wrapping?left on MESA?MESA?
SRC BETA CLOTH SKIRTDust cover1discarded?MESA
SRC TEFLON SPACERSeal1discarded?MESA
SRC OUTER O RING SEAL?Seal1came loose? discarded?MESA
LARGE BAGSEmpty sample bag?left on MESA?MESA?
SMALL BAGS NUMBERED #? TO #14Empty sample bag?left on MESA?MESA?
SMALL SAMPLE BAGS GUARDAluminum plaque1discarded?MESA?
MEMORIAL PACKAGEBag1left on the surfacenext to LM foot pad
APOLLO 1 MISSION PATCHCommemorative item1left on the surfaceinside memorial package
SMALL GOLD OLIVE BRANCHCommemorative item1left on the surfaceinside memorial package
Y. GAGARIN SOVIET MEDALCommemorative item1left on the surfaceinside memorial package?
V. KOMAROV SOVIET MEDALCommemorative item1left on the surfaceinside memorial package?
ALUMINUM CAPSULECommemorative item1left on the surfaceinside memorial package
SILICON MESSAGE DISKCommemorative item1left on the surfaceinside aluminum capsule
ALSCC (APOLLO LUNAR SURFACE CLOSE-UP CAMERA)Camera1left on the surfaceunder MESA
ALSCC CASSETTE COVERDust cover1left on the surfaceattached to ALSCC
ALSCC CASSETTE COVER LANYARDSStrap2left on the surfaceattached to ALSCC Cover
LEC (LUNAR EQUIPMENT CONVEYOR)Strap1left on the surfacenext to LM foot pad
LUNAR TV CAMERA DAY LENSLens1left on MESAMESA
ETB (EQUIPMENT TRANSFERT BAG)Bag1left on MESAMESA
HAMMERGeology tool1left on MESA?inside ETB?
SAMPLE SCOOPGeology tool1left on MESA?inside ETB?
TONGSGeology tool1left on MESA?inside ETB?
EXTENSION HANDLEGeology tool1left on MESA?inside ETB?
SPRING SCALEHandtool1left on MESA?MESA?
SWC TEFLON BAGBag1left on MESA?MESA?
SRC PACKING MATERIAL (YORK MESH)Wrapping?left on MESA?MESA?
SRC BETA CLOTH SKIRTDust cover1left on MESA?MESA?
SRC TEFLON SPACERSeal1left on MESA?MESA?
GNOMONGeology tool1never deployedMESA
S-BAND ANTENNA CABLECable1never deployedMESA
GASC (GAS ANALYSIS SAMPLE CONTAINER)Sample container1never deployedMESA
SESC (SPECIAL ENVIRONMENT SAMPLE CONTAINER)Sample container1never deployedMESA
S-BAND ANTENNA ASSEMBLYMain communication antenna1never deployedinside LM Quad I
DEBRIS?Little cabin debris?vented outside when opening the hatchnext to LM ladder strut
PRIMARY LIOH ECS CANISTERAluminum can1jettisonednext to LM ladder pad
PRIMARY LIOH ECS CARTRIDGEAluminum can1jettisonedinside ECS LIOH canister
ECS CANISTER BRACKETBracket1jettisonednext to LM ladder pad
OPS BRACKETSBracket2jettisonednext to LM ladder pad
ARMRESTS (CDR LH + LMP BOTH)Bracket3jettisonednext to LM ladder pad
HEDC (HASSELBLAD ELECTRIC DATA CAMERA)Camera1jettisonednext to LM ladder pad
60 MM ZEISS BIOGON LENSLens1jettisonedattached to camera
HEDC/RCU BRACKETBracket1jettisonedattached to camera
CAMERA HANDLECamera handle1jettisonedattached to camera
CDR PLSS (PORTABLE LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM)Back pack1jettisonednext to LM ladder pad
LMP PLSS (PORTABLE LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM)Back pack1jettisonednext to LM ladder pad
ARMREST (CDR RH)Bracket1jettisonednext to LM ladder pad
LHSSC (LEFT HAND SIDE STOWAGE COMPARTMENT)Bag1jettisonedstayed on the porch but probably blown to surface on LM ascent stage ignition
YO YOStrap2?jettisonedinside LHSSC
EVA HOOKSStrap2?jettisonedinside LHSSC
CDR RCU (REMOTE CONTROL UNIT)Chest pack1jettisonedinside LHSSC
LMP RCU (REMOTE CONTROL UNIT)Chest pack1jettisonedinside LHSSC
HEDC (HASSELBLAD ELECTRIC DATA CAMERA)Camera1jettisonedinside LHSSC
80 MM ZEISS BIOGON LENSLens1jettisonedattached to camera
HEDC/RCU BRACKETBracket1jettisonedattached to camera
CAMERA HANDLECamera handle1jettisonedattached to camera
CDR LUNAR OVERSHOESBoots2jettisonedinside LHSSC
LMP LUNAR OVERSHOESBoots2jettisonedinside LHSSC
FOOD WRAPPINGWrapping?jettisonedinside LHSSC
DEFECATION COLLECTION DEVICESBag?jettisonedinside LHSSC
EMESIS BAGSBag?jettisonedinside LHSSC
UCTA (URINE COLLECTION AND TRANSFERT ASSEMBLIES)Bag?jettisonedinside LHSSC
DEBRIS?Kapton, Mylar and Inconel debris??blown off at LM ascent?LM landing site
MESA BLANKETSThermal blanket?blown off at LM ascent?LM landing site
PORCH PLATEAluminum platform1blown off at LM ascent?LM landing site
RCS DEFLECTOR PLATES AND STRUTSAluminum rod4blown off at LM ascent?LM landing site