Collection and Transfer Assembly, Urine, Apollo 9

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    Collection and Transfer Assembly, Urine, Apollo 9

    Yellow bladder; white elastic belt; black transfer hose; c.1968.

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

This urine collection and transfer device was part of the equipment assigned for use by one of the three astronauts aboard the Command Module of the Apollo 9 spacecraft.

Liquid waste was collected in the yellow rubberized portion of the device, which was worn under the astronaut's clothing. As the device was designed only for men, roll-on cuffs provided personal sanitary protection in the weightless environment of space. The urine was then transferred through the transfer tube to a tank, from which the liquid waste was vented into space.

Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center to the Museum in 1974.