DACT, Disposable Absorption Containment Trunk, Shuttle, S. Ride

This undergarment was developed for use by female astronauts on early Shuttle flights, to be worn during launch or spacewalks, when the toilet was not accessible. Male astronauts could wear a urine collection hose and bag assembly. Now most astronauts, male and female, choose to use ordinary disposable undergarments when they are wearing pressure suits. NASA has transferred several types of disposable underwear and urine/fecal collection devices to the Museum.

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
ILC Space Systems

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Undergarments

Materials
fabric, plastic
Dimensions
Approximate: 1 ft. 6 in. long x 1 ft. 10 in. wide (45.72 x 55.88cm)

This undergarment was developed for use by female astronauts on early Shuttle flights, to be worn during launch or spacewalks, when the toilet was not accessible. Male astronauts could wear a urine collection hose and bag assembly. Now most astronauts, male and female, choose to use ordinary disposable undergarments when they are wearing pressure suits. NASA has transferred several types of disposable underwear and urine/fecal collection devices to the Museum.

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
ILC Space Systems

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Undergarments

Materials
fabric, plastic
Dimensions
Approximate: 1 ft. 6 in. long x 1 ft. 10 in. wide (45.72 x 55.88cm)

ID: A20000679000