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Allen Bit, 1/4", Skylab


Display Status:

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

Collection Item Summary:

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.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum


Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center


metal, velcro


3-D: 7.9 x 1.9cm (3 1/8 x 3/4 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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