Collection and Transfer Assembly, Urine, Armstrong, Apollo 11

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    Collection and Transfer Assembly, Urine, Armstrong, Apollo 11

    Dark yellow or orange-colored "T" shaped device used for collecting urine with elastic and Velcro attachments. Printed information at center top on reverse (side worn toward body). Black hose attached to proper right "wing", brass connector at free end. Broad off-white velcro hook strip on proper right "wing," similar blue strip on proper left "wing," narrow off-white strip at crotch. Flat, round, silver-colored connector marked "L" above crotch Velcro. Second part is three 1.5" wide elastic strips stitched into a triangle with loop Velcro strips to match the yellow part.

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    Collection and Transfer Assembly, Urine, Armstrong, Apollo 11

    Dark yellow or orange-colored "T" shaped device used for collecting urine with elastic and Velcro attachments. Printed information at center top on reverse (side worn toward body). Black hose attached to proper right "wing", brass connector at free end. Broad off-white velcro hook strip on proper right "wing," similar blue strip on proper left "wing," narrow off-white strip at crotch. Flat, round, silver-colored connector marked "L" above crotch Velcro. Second part is three 1.5" wide elastic strips stitched into a triangle with loop Velcro strips to match the yellow part.

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    Collection and Transfer Assembly, Urine, Armstrong, Apollo 11

    Dark yellow or orange-colored "T" shaped device used for collecting urine with elastic and Velcro attachments. Printed information at center top on reverse (side worn toward body). Black hose attached to proper right "wing", brass connector at free end. Broad off-white velcro hook strip on proper right "wing," similar blue strip on proper left "wing," narrow off-white strip at crotch. Flat, round, silver-colored connector marked "L" above crotch Velcro. Second part is three 1.5" wide elastic strips stitched into a triangle with loop Velcro strips to match the yellow part.

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    Collection and Transfer Assembly, Urine, Armstrong, Apollo 11

    Dark yellow or orange-colored "T" shaped device used for collecting urine with elastic and Velcro attachments. Printed information at center top on reverse (side worn toward body). Black hose attached to proper right "wing", brass connector at free end. Broad off-white velcro hook strip on proper right "wing," similar blue strip on proper left "wing," narrow off-white strip at crotch. Flat, round, silver-colored connector marked "L" above crotch Velcro. Second part is three 1.5" wide elastic strips stitched into a triangle with loop Velcro strips to match the yellow part.

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    Collection and Transfer Assembly, Urine, Armstrong, Apollo 11

    Dark yellow or orange-colored "T" shaped device used for collecting urine with elastic and Velcro attachments. Printed information at center top on reverse (side worn toward body). Black hose attached to proper right "wing", brass connector at free end. Broad off-white velcro hook strip on proper right "wing," similar blue strip on proper left "wing," narrow off-white strip at crotch. Flat, round, silver-colored connector marked "L" above crotch Velcro. Second part is three 1.5" wide elastic strips stitched into a triangle with loop Velcro strips to match the yellow part.

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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.

This urine collection and transfer device was provided to the astronauts aboard the Command Module of the Apollo 11 spacecraft.

Liquid waste was collected in the yellow rubberized portion of the device, which was worn under the astronaut's clothing. Roll-on cuffs provided personal sanitary protection in the weightless environment of space. Urine was transferred through the transfer tube to a tank, amd then was vented into space.

NASA transferred this to the Museum in 1970.