Trenching Tool

Trenching Tool

     

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 to the Smithsonian May 1974.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
NASA - Johnson Space Center

Type
EQUIPMENT-Lunar

Materials
Blade - 310 stainless steel, handle - aluminum
Dimensions
Overall: 37 in. tall x 6 in. wide x 2 in.deep, 2.9 lb. (94 x 15.2 x 5.1cm, 1.3kg)

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 to the Smithsonian May 1974.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
NASA - Johnson Space Center

Type
EQUIPMENT-Lunar

Materials
Blade - 310 stainless steel, handle - aluminum
Dimensions
Overall: 37 in. tall x 6 in. wide x 2 in.deep, 2.9 lb. (94 x 15.2 x 5.1cm, 1.3kg)

ID: A19750113000