Collection and Transfer Assembly, Urine, Schirra, Apollo 7

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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:

This urine collection and transfer device was part of the equipment aboard the Command Module of the Apollo 7 mission in October 1968.

Liquid waste (urine) was collected in a Urine Collection and Transfer Device, worn by the astronauts, with roll-on cuffs providing personal sanitary protection. The urine was then transferred through the Urine Transfer Tube to a tank, from which the liquid waste was vented into space.

Transferred from NASA in 1979.

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

  • Bladder: Rubberized fabric
  • Belt: Elastic (cotton, rubber)
  • Valve: Aluminium
  • Hose: Rubber, brass

Dimensions

Overall (Approximately): 25 in. long x 9 1/2 in. wide x 1 in. deep (63.5 x 24.1 x 2.5cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Hygiene & Waste Management

Inventory Number

A19790406000