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Extension Handle, Longer Version

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This object is on display in the Apollo to the Moon exhibition at the National Mall building.

Summary

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: Overall: 6 1/2 in. wide x 2 ft. 11 1/2 in. deep (16.5 x 90.2cm)

Materials: Overall: Stainless Steel, Aluminum

Extension handles were designed to be compatible with a variety of lunar tools, such as the hammer, scoop, drive tubes, and rake. Two types of extension handles were employed during the Apollo era; a shorter version (23.75 in) was flown on Apollo 11 and 12, and a longer one (35.5 in) was used on subsequent missions.

This long extension handle was used for training and transferred from NASA to the Smithsonian in 1972.

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.

Inventory number: A19850609000

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