Extension Handle, Longer Version

Extension Handle, Longer Version

     

Extension handles were designed to be compatible with a variety of lunar tools, such as the hammer, scoop, drive tubes, and rake. Two types of extension handles were employed during the Apollo era; a shorter version (23.75 in) was flown on Apollo 11 and 12, and a longer one (35.5 in) was used on subsequent missions.

This long extension handle was used for training and transferred from NASA to the Smithsonian in 1972.

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.

Country of Origin
United States of America

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

Type
EQUIPMENT-Lunar

Materials
Overall: Stainless Steel, Aluminum
Dimensions
Overall: 6 1/2 in. wide x 2 ft. 11 1/2 in. deep (16.5 x 90.2cm)

Extension handles were designed to be compatible with a variety of lunar tools, such as the hammer, scoop, drive tubes, and rake. Two types of extension handles were employed during the Apollo era; a shorter version (23.75 in) was flown on Apollo 11 and 12, and a longer one (35.5 in) was used on subsequent missions.

This long extension handle was used for training and transferred from NASA to the Smithsonian in 1972.

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.

Country of Origin
United States of America

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

Type
EQUIPMENT-Lunar

Materials
Overall: Stainless Steel, Aluminum
Dimensions
Overall: 6 1/2 in. wide x 2 ft. 11 1/2 in. deep (16.5 x 90.2cm)

ID: A19850609000