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    Headset, Pacific Plantronics Spencomm, As Used by Apollo and Skylab Astronauts. This example is marked on the microphone, "Name: Headset, - Lightweight; Contact No.: NAS 9-9078; Manufacturer: Pacific Plantronics, Inc.; Mfr. Part No.; 75101-296; U.S.". The set is housed in a solid walnut, velvet lined display box (12" x 12" X 5.5") with a plaque that reads, "Headset AS-0500; Identical to those used by Apollo and Skylab Astronauts. Application: Flights from 1968 through the Apollo-Soyuz Mission in 1975. Designed and manufactured by: Plantronics - Spencomm".
    In 1961, NASA astronaut, Wally Schirra contacted Pacific Plantronics, to discuss creating a design for a small, lightweight headset to be used in the Mercury spacecraft. Plantronics. This headset was the result.
    Thus, in 1969, when U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong stood on the Moon and spoke one of the most enduring sentences in history: "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind..." it was transmitted through a Plantronics headset.


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    March, 2008
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