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DACT, Disposable Absorption Containment Trunk, Shuttle, S. Ride


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:

This undergarment was developed for use by female astronauts on early Shuttle flights, to be worn during launch or spacewalks, when the toilet was not accessible. Male astronauts could wear a urine collection hose and bag assembly. Now most astronauts, male and female, choose to use ordinary disposable undergarments when they are wearing pressure suits. NASA has transferred several types of disposable underwear and urine/fecal collection devices to the Museum.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum


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


ILC Space Systems

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.


fabric, plastic


Approximate: 1 ft. 6 in. long x 1 ft. 10 in. wide (45.72 x 55.88cm)

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National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

United States of America



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