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Allen Bit, 1/16", Skylab

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This object is on display in the Human Spaceflight exhibition station at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.


Manufacturer: McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co.

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: 3-D: 5.2 x 1.9cm (2 1/16 x 3/4 in.)

Materials: Metal, velcro

Skylab was launched into low Earth orbit in May 1973 and occupied until February 1974 by three-man crews on three different missions. Several onboard tool kits contained a variety of tools and supplies for basic repairs and maintenance tasks that the astronauts might need to do while in space. This item is part of a duplicate tool kit from the backup Skylab orbital workshop displayed in the Museum.

Transferred from NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center

Inventory number: A19761760011

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