Contingency Soil Sampler

     

Contingency Soil Sampler

Used by astronauts to collect a soil sample immediately after they stepped from a lunar module to the surface to ensure that a sample would be returned to Earth even if astronauts had to curtail their surface explorations.

Image Number: 2009-7179
Credit: Image by Eric Long, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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