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:

This breath sample belt was created for NASA's human spaceflight program. It is made up of two bags attached to a circular nylon strap with plastic fasteners. One bag has a label that reads "Empty" and the other has a label that reads, "Filled."

NASA transferred this breath sample belt to the Museum in 2017.

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 by NASA


Synthetic fabric, metal, plastic, Velcro


3-D: 27.9 × 30.5cm (11 in. strap × 1 ft. × 1 ft. 2 15/16 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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