Handheld microphone designed for use on board the Space Shuttle, featuring a short 2.5″ microphone boom attached to a blue anodized box with "Xmit" and "Icom" buttons, bearing a United Space Alliance label reading: "Title: Microphone, Hand-Held, Part No.: 95-014571-01B, Serial: 03003, NAS9-2000." The communications cable, wrapped in a white braided sleeve, remains attached. In fine condition. These handheld microphones could be carried around by astronauts on the Space Shuttle, enabling local communication with crewmates over the intercom as well as transmissions back to Mission Control.
Provenance: The Spaceflight America Museum and Science Center in Prince Frederick, MD.
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