Drive Tube, Apollo

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This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

While on the lunar surface, Apollo astronauts were required to perform experiments and retrieve lunar samples to be brought back to earth for study. This drive tube was designed to enable the astronauts on the last three Apollo missions to retrieve samples of the lunar soil from a short distance below the surface.

Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center in 1975.