Assembly, Urine Hose, Apollo 11
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.