Aldrin's biological isolation
garment (BIGs) from Apollo 11.
The sign accompanying it reads
Biological Isolation Garment, Apollo 11
The Biological Isolation Garment was designed to prevent the spread of any
unearthly organisms the astronauts might have acquired while on the Moon. The
suits were donned after splashdown and worn until the astronauts arrived at the
Mobile Quarantine Facility aboard
the recovery aircraft carrier.
The Moon proved to be barren of life and such precautions were dropped after
the Apollo 12 mission.
This garment was worn by Edwin E. Aldrin Jr.
This item is Smithsonian collections ID #A19710809000.