Country of Origin: United States of America
Overall: 24.13 x 1.91 x 78.74cm (9 1/2in. x 3/4in. x 2ft 7in.)
Overall - polymer covered textile, elastic, Velcro
Valves - stainless steel, rubber, brass
This urine collection and transfer device was part of the hygiene equipment used by one of the astronauts during the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969.
Liquid waste (urine) was collected in the device, worn under their clothing, which they attached to themselves using roll-on cuffs to provide sanitary protection. The urine was then transferred through the rubber transfer tube to a tank, from which the majority of liquid waste was vented into space. A small portion was freeze-dried and stored, for testing upon return to Earth.
Transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1970.
Transferred from NASA