Drinking Device, In Suit

    Apollo Drinking Device

    Beginning with Apollo 13, a canteen was added to the astronauts spacesuits that would allow the crew members to drink while they worked on the moon. Attached by a Velcro strip to the inside of the helmet neck ring of a lunar spacesuit, an astronaut could dip his head down to drink water or reconstituted juice through the small rubber straw.
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Equipment like this in-suit drinking device allowed astronauts to maintain their hydration levels while on extra-vehicular activities during the Apollo program, though this particular device never flew in space. Because of the extreme temperatures of space, special personal equipment like cooling garments, hydration bags, and urine collection devices were used to maintain an astronaut's body temperature and permit them to actually live inside the spacesuit for an extended period.

Attached by a Velcro strip to the inside of the helmet neck ring of a lunar spacesuit, an astronaut could dip his head down to drink water or reconstituted juice through the small rubber straw.

Transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1978.