Trenching Tool, Apollo

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This trenching tool, or shovel, was designed with an adjustable angle blade. Used by the astronauts on the Apollo 14 mission to make trenches in the lunar soil, the stainless steel trenching tool was replaced by adjustable angle scoops on later flights.

This particular shovel was used for training exercises. It was transferred from NASA to the Smithsonian 1974.

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
NASA, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Human Spaceflight

Type
EQUIPMENT-Lunar

Materials
Blade: Steel
Handle: Aluminum
Dimensions
Approximate: 1 1/2 in. deep x 3 ft. long x 6 in. wide (3.81 x 91.44 x 15.24cm)

This trenching tool, or shovel, was designed with an adjustable angle blade. Used by the astronauts on the Apollo 14 mission to make trenches in the lunar soil, the stainless steel trenching tool was replaced by adjustable angle scoops on later flights.

This particular shovel was used for training exercises. It was transferred from NASA to the Smithsonian 1974.

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
NASA, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Human Spaceflight

Type
EQUIPMENT-Lunar

Materials
Blade: Steel
Handle: Aluminum
Dimensions
Approximate: 1 1/2 in. deep x 3 ft. long x 6 in. wide (3.81 x 91.44 x 15.24cm)

ID: A19750033000