Trenching Tool

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 to the Smithsonian in 1975.

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
NASA - Johnson Space Center

Type
EQUIPMENT-Lunar

Materials
Stainless Steel
Dimensions
Overall: 3ft 5/8in., 2.9lb. (93.03cm, 1.315kg)
Other (Blade): 1 15/16in. x 5 7/8in. (5 x 15cm)

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 to the Smithsonian in 1975.

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
NASA - Johnson Space Center

Type
EQUIPMENT-Lunar

Materials
Stainless Steel
Dimensions
Overall: 3ft 5/8in., 2.9lb. (93.03cm, 1.315kg)
Other (Blade): 1 15/16in. x 5 7/8in. (5 x 15cm)

ID: A19810708000