The small fixed-angle scoop was used for collecting soil from the lunar surface on Apollo 12 and 14. Stowed on the small tool carrier, the scoop pan was fitted with a steel blade to enable it to serve as a chisel and the extension handle attachment point was reinforced. It was not used as a chisel during the lunar missions.
This object was used for training and was transferred from NASA to the Smithsonian in 1972.
Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
- NASA, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
- Pan: aluminum; blade: steel; steel reinforcing at top of scoop head
- Overall: 1 3/16 in. tall x 2 5/8 in. wide x 5 in. deep (3 x 6.6 x 12.7cm)
- Scoop, Small