Trenching Tool, Apollo

The trenching tool was used to dig trenches in the lunar surface. It was flown only on Apollo 14; its task was assumed by large adjustable-angle scoops on later missions.

This object was used for training and was transferred from NASA to the Smithsonian in 1975.

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
NASA - Johnson Space Center

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
EQUIPMENT-Lunar

Materials
310 Stainless Steel
Dimensions
Other: 5 7/8 in. wide x 1 15/16 in. deep x 3 ft. 5/8 in. long (15 x 5 x 93.03cm)

The trenching tool was used to dig trenches in the lunar surface. It was flown only on Apollo 14; its task was assumed by large adjustable-angle scoops on later missions.

This object was used for training and was transferred from NASA to the Smithsonian in 1975.

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
NASA - Johnson Space Center

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
EQUIPMENT-Lunar

Materials
310 Stainless Steel
Dimensions
Other: 5 7/8 in. wide x 1 15/16 in. deep x 3 ft. 5/8 in. long (15 x 5 x 93.03cm)

ID: A19810706000