Moon surface

24 July 2023

Threads of History

Celebrating Moon Landing Day and Coats' Role in Apollo 11

Moon Landing Day, celebrated on July 20th, marks the historic Apollo 11 mission that took place in 1969.

This monumental event saw three American astronauts - Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins - embark on a journey that would forever change the course of human history. Armstrong and Aldrin spent just over 2 hours on the lunar surface, while Collins piloted the Command Module in orbit around the moon.

But behind the scenes, there was a critical component that held the astronauts' spacesuits together: Coats Glasmo Tee PTFE, a fiberglass thread with exceptional thermal stability. This incredible material played a significant role in the success of the Apollo 11 mission, ensuring the safety and protection of the crew against extreme temperature fluctuations on the moon's surface.

The spacesuits, constructed with Coats Glasmo Tee PTFE, were meticulously designed to withstand the harsh lunar environment. This fiberglass thread provided the necessary thermal stability, strength, and durability to keep the suits intact during the astronauts' 21 hours and 36 minutes on the moon.

Coats Glasmo PTFE Thread

As we celebrate Moon Landing Day, and commemorate the bravery of Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins, and the countless individuals who contributed to the success of the Apollo 11 mission, it’s also meaningful to acknowledge the significant role played by Coats Glasmo Tee PTFE, which contributed to the success of the Apollo 11 mission. This highlights the importance of innovation and engineering and the collaborative efforts that made this historic event possible.