Handhold, Manipulator Foot Restraint


Display Status:

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

Collection Item Summary:

This handhold could be attached to the Manipulator Foot Restraint to provide a stabilizing grip point for the astronaut or a place to tether tools. Occasionally a second astronaut would hitch a ride on the Remote Manipulator System (Canadarm) by holding on here. NASA transferred a Manipulator Foot Restraint and this handhold from the Hubble Space Telescope program when the Space Shuttle program ended. This equipment was used on Hubble servicing missions.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number


Credit Line

Transfer from NASA

Country of Origin

United States of America


  • Aluminum
  • Coating


3-D: 68.6 × 50.8 × 12.7cm (2 ft. 3 in. × 1 ft. 8 in. × 5 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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