Container, Chlorination Equipment, Apollo 11


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Human Spaceflight exhibition at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Collection Item Summary:

During the extended periods of the lunar missions, clean drinking water for the astronauts was of paramount importance. This was maintained by chlorinating and buffering the water by insertion of small ampules into the water units. These ampules were stored in this specialized cloth container along with components of the Chlorination syringe used to inject chemicals into the water unit during the mission.

This container was flown on Apollo 11 Command Module and was returned with unused ampules following the mission. It was transferred from NASA to the Smithsonian along with the rest of the contents of the Command Module in 1970.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number


Credit Line

Transferred from the NASA - Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin

United States of America


  • Overall: Beta cloth
  • Snaps: Chrome-plated steel


3-D: 27.9 x 30.5cm (11 x 12 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum