Country of Origin: United States of America
Approximate: 2 1/2 in. diameter x 3 ft. 5 1/2 in. long (6.35 x 105.41cm)
aluminum, rubber, fabric
This is a duplicate part of the Skylab fecal/urine collector, or toilet, adapted for use in weightlessness. The flexible urinal device, which was attached to a larger waste collection module, could be used in either an upright or seated position. Skylab astronauts, all males, used foot straps or a lap belt to stay in place when using the toilet, which was mounted on a wall, rather than the floor. NASA sent some of the extra Skylab equipment to the Museum when the program ended. This piece may have been used for engineering study.
Transferred from NASA Johnson Space Center