Collection Assembly, Fecal, Skylab 3

Collection Assembly, Fecal, Skylab 3

     

Bags like this were installed in the Skylab toilet to capture solid waste, which was then dried, stored, and returned to Earth for analysis of the astronauts' digestion and metabolism. The bags also could be used in case of nausea and vomiting. NASA transferred some excess personal hygiene supplies and a variety of other equipment to the Museum when the program ended. These items represent solutions to basic human needs for living in space.

Transferred from NASA Johnson Space Center.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
McDonnell Douglas Corporation

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

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Hygiene & Waste Management

Materials
plastic, fibrous filter material
Dimensions
Overall: 8 1/2 in. wide x 1 ft. 5 in. long x 1 in. deep (21.6 x 43.2 x 2.5cm)

Bags like this were installed in the Skylab toilet to capture solid waste, which was then dried, stored, and returned to Earth for analysis of the astronauts' digestion and metabolism. The bags also could be used in case of nausea and vomiting. NASA transferred some excess personal hygiene supplies and a variety of other equipment to the Museum when the program ended. These items represent solutions to basic human needs for living in space.

Transferred from NASA Johnson Space Center.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
McDonnell Douglas Corporation

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

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Hygiene & Waste Management

Materials
plastic, fibrous filter material
Dimensions
Overall: 8 1/2 in. wide x 1 ft. 5 in. long x 1 in. deep (21.6 x 43.2 x 2.5cm)

ID: A19770931000