Apollo Chlorine Ampule

     

Apollo Chlorine Ampule

Ampules of chlorine were carried on the Apollo 11 flight to prevent the growth of bacteria in the spacecraft water supply. The chlorine was periodically injected into the water system and, after a short time, buffer solution was added to the water to neutralize the chlorine.

Image Number: WEB13194-2013
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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