Bag, Emesis, Shuttle


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Bags like this were available on the space shuttle for use by astronauts experiencing nausea, or space sickness, a fairly common occurrence during the first day or two of spaceflight. The fabric pouch contained plastic "barf bags" for vomit and small wipes for cleanup. Used bags and wipes were then disposed of in the shuttle's "wet trash" locker under the floor of the crew cabin. NASA transferred this and a variety of other crew items to the Museum when the space shuttle program ended in 2012.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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


Credit Line

Transferred from NASA


Fabric, plastic, ink


Overall: 2.5 x 8.9 x 11.7cm (1 x 3 1/2 x 4 5/8 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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