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Collection and Transfer Assembly, Urine, Bean, Skylab 3

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


Manufacturer: Whirlpool Corporation

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: Overall: 25 in. wide x 9 5/8 in. tall x 1 in. deep (63.5 x 24.45 x 2.54cm)

Materials: Bladder: Rubberized fabric Belt: Elastic (cotton, rubber) Valve: Aluminium Hose: Rubber, brass

This urine collection and transfer device, designed by the Whirlpool Corporation, was part of the equipment aboard the Command Module of the Skylab 3 mission in July, 1973, and was assigned to Alan Bean. As it was not used during the mission, it was returned to Earth and transferred to the National Air and Space Museum.

Liquid waste (urine) was collected in a Urine Collection and Transfer Device, worn by the astronauts, with roll-on cuffs providing personal sanitary protection. The urine was then transferred through the Urine Transfer Tube to a tank, from which the liquid waste was vented into space.

Transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1979.

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.

Inventory number: A19770900000

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