Knob, Syringe, Chlorine, Apollo 11

Knob, Syringe, Chlorine, Apollo 11

     

To insure that drinking water during the Apollo missions did not become contaminated with microorganisms, chemical disinfectants were periodically injected into the water supply by the astronauts. A chlorine solution was used for the Command Module. To insert the chlorine astronauts used a specially designed syringe. This item is the knob portion of the syringe system used during the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. NASA transferred it to the Smithsonian in 1970.

Transferred from NASA/JSC; must be offered back to NASA upon deaccession

Country of Origin
United States of America

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

Type
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Life Support

Materials
Overall: metal
Dimensions
3-D: 7 x 5.1cm (2 3/4 x 2 in.)

To insure that drinking water during the Apollo missions did not become contaminated with microorganisms, chemical disinfectants were periodically injected into the water supply by the astronauts. A chlorine solution was used for the Command Module. To insert the chlorine astronauts used a specially designed syringe. This item is the knob portion of the syringe system used during the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. NASA transferred it to the Smithsonian in 1970.

Transferred from NASA/JSC; must be offered back to NASA upon deaccession

Country of Origin
United States of America

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

Type
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Life Support

Materials
Overall: metal
Dimensions
3-D: 7 x 5.1cm (2 3/4 x 2 in.)

ID: A19980057000