Some lunar sample weigh bags.
The sign on the left reads
Lunar Sample Weigh Bags
Weigh bags were used on the Apollo missions to hold the rock and soil samples
as they were collected.
Weigh bags made from plastic were used on Apollo 11 and 12. Apollo 14 weigh
bags appear in photographs to be made of a woven cloth. The rectangular frame
gave shape to the bags as astronauts used a box-shaped scoop to fill them.
The sign on the right reads
Sample Bags, Weight Bags, Container
On loan by the National Air and Space
Museum, Washington, D.C.
Weigh bags full of samples were placed in Apollo
Lunar Sample Return Containers for return to Earth.
Apollo 11 photo S69-32248
shows Neil Armstrong using a weigh bag in training.