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


Manufacturer: Unknown

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: Overall: 3 ft. long x 3/4 in. wide (91.4 x 1.9cm)

Materials: Tube: Plastic, rubber, polyester Connectors: Stainless steel

This urine collection and transfer hose was part of the equipment aboard the Command Module "Columbia", the Apollo 11 mission of July 1969.

Liquid waste (urine) was collected in a Urine Collection Device, used in common by the crew of an Apollo spacecraft. Roll-on cuffs provided personal sanitary protection for the astronauts using the collection device. The urine was then transferred through the Urine Transfer Tube to a tank, from which the liquid waste was vented into space.

Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1970

Transferred from NASA/JSC

Inventory number: A19980053000

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