Valve Stem, Contingency Feeding System, Apollo
This valve stem is part of the contingency feeding system established in the event of a spacecraft emergency. During such an emergency, the astronauts would be in their spacesuits, and therefore unable to eat solid food. This valve would enable them to drink liquids through the emergency feed port in their helmets.
Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
- PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories
- Overall: Anodized aluminium, brass
- 3-D: 15.2 x 2.5 x 1.3cm (6 x 1 x 1/2 in.)