Clamp, Urine Collection and Transfer Assembly, Apollo 11

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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:

Three of these simple spring clamps were provided to Apollo 11 astronauts to secure the urine collection and transfer assembly during donning and doffing. Such methods of securing items are critical to living in working in space where a lack of gravity allows items to move in multiple directions.

NASA transferred this clamp to the Museum in 1970 with other Apollo 11 equipment.

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

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA

Materials

  • Steel
  • Chrome Plating

Dimensions

Overall: 3 in. x 2 7/16 in. x 1/2 in. (7.6 x 6.2 x 1.3cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Hygiene & Waste Management

Inventory Number

A19791541000