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Container, Water, Rucksack #1, Apollo 15

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

Summary

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: 3-D: 16.5 x 8.9 x 17.8cm (6 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 7 in.)

Materials: OVERALL - ALUMINIUM (STILL CONTAINS WATER)

In the event of an emergency landing or mission abort, potable water would have been of paramount importance for the astronauts. Drinking water was included in one of the two emergency rucksacks stowed in the command module. This container was flown on Apollo 15, in July/August 1971. It was transferred from NASA to the Smithsonian in 1978.

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.

Inventory number: A19781452016

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