Assembly, Urine Hose, Apollo 11

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    Assembly, Urine Hose, Apollo 11

    Long, black ridged hose of plastic base with polyester exterior. Metal connectors on each end, with additional one approximately 12 inches from end.

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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.

NASA transferred this hose to the Museum in 1970.