Clamps-UCD, Gemini XII

    Usage Conditions Apply

    There are restrictions for re-using this media. For more information, visit the Smithsonian's Terms of Use page.

    IIIF provides researchers rich metadata and image viewing options for comparison of works across cultural heritage collections. More - https://iiif.si.edu

    View Manifest

    View in Mirador Viewer

    Clamps-UCD, Gemini XII

    Symetrical shaped double "U" clamps with white velcro tabs.

    1 of 1

Display Status:

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

These are two Universal Clamping Devices (UCDs) flown on the Gemini XII mission. This mission, the last in the Gemini program, carried James Lovell, Jr. and Edwin Aldrin, Jr. into space in November 1966. Made of chrome-covered steel, UCDs were used by the astronauts to secure the tops of pouches and to perform similar tasks. Their manufacturer is unknown. NASA transferred them to NASM in 1968.