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Assembly, Urine Hose, Apollo 11

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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

Manufacturer
Unknown

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

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Hygiene & Waste Management

Materials
Tube: Plastic, rubber, polyester
Connectors: Stainless steel
Dimensions
Overall: 3 ft. long x 3/4 in. wide (91.4 x 1.9cm)

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

Manufacturer
Unknown

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

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Hygiene & Waste Management

Materials
Tube: Plastic, rubber, polyester
Connectors: Stainless steel
Dimensions
Overall: 3 ft. long x 3/4 in. wide (91.4 x 1.9cm)

ID: A19980053000


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