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:
National Air and Space Museum
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
ILC Space Systems
Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.
Approximate: 1 ft. 6 in. long x 1 ft. 10 in. wide (45.72 x 55.88cm)
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Country of Origin
United States of America