March 5: The Museum in Washington, DC will open today. Due to weather, the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA is closed.
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.