Fire Extinguisher, Skylab

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    Gray metal hand-held fire extinguisher with quick-release mounting bracket; tethered safety pin and thumb push-button on handle; tethered removable nozzle.

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    Gray metal hand-held fire extinguisher with quick-release mounting bracket; tethered safety pin and thumb push-button on handle; tethered removable nozzle.

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

This type of fire extinguisher was used in Apollo spacecraft and the Skylab space station. Several fire sensors and extinguishers were located in Skylab as a precaution in case of an open fire or a fire smoldering behind panels. This particular unit was not flown in space but was used in engineering tests. Transferred from NASA, the fire extinguisher in now mounted near the galley-wardroom of the backup Skylab orbital workshop displayed in the Museum.