Emergency Wrench, Tool Set, Command Module, Apollo 11


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Apollo to the Moon exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

The Apollo toolset provides multipurpose tools and/or attachments for mechanical actuations and valve adjustments. This component is labeled Tool B - Emergency Wrench. The emergency wrench is capable of applying a torque of 1475-inch pounds, and has a ball-lock device to lock it in a socket. It is essentially a modified Allen head L-wrench. An additional tool B is aboard the LM for possible use opening the CM side hatch during an emergency EVA.

This set was used during the Apollo 11 mission and NASA transferred it to the Smithsonian in 1970.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Credit Line

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Johnson Space Center.


anodized aluminum


3-D: 18 × 13 × 2.5cm (7 1/16 × 5 1/8 × 1 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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