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.