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Assembly, Urine Hose, Apollo 11

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Assembly, Urine Hose, Apollo 11

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

Manufacturer: Unknown

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.

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