This urine collection and transfer hose was part of the equipment aboard the Command Module "Columbia", the Apollo 11 mission of July 1969.
Liquid waste (urine) was collected in a Urine Collection Device, used in common by the crew of an Apollo spacecraft. Roll-on cuffs provided personal sanitary protection for the astronauts using the collection device. The urine was then transferred through the Urine Transfer Tube to a tank, from which the liquid waste was vented into space.
Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1970
Transferred from NASA/JSC
Country of Origin: United States of America
Overall: 3 ft. long x 3/4 in. wide (91.4 x 1.9cm)
Tube: Plastic, rubber, polyester
Connectors: Stainless steel
Inventory number: A19980053000
This artifact is on display in the gallery of the National Mall building.