Scoop, Small

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

Manufacturer
NASA, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

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

Type
EQUIPMENT-Lunar

Materials
Pan: aluminum; blade: steel; steel reinforcing at top of scoop head
Dimensions
Overall: 1 3/16 in. tall x 2 5/8 in. wide x 5 in. deep (3 x 6.6 x 12.7cm)

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

Manufacturer
NASA, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

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

Type
EQUIPMENT-Lunar

Materials
Pan: aluminum; blade: steel; steel reinforcing at top of scoop head
Dimensions
Overall: 1 3/16 in. tall x 2 5/8 in. wide x 5 in. deep (3 x 6.6 x 12.7cm)

ID: A19850613000