Handle, Adapter, Tool E, Apollo 11


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:

The crewman toolset carried on Apollo lunar missions provides multipurpose tools and/or attachments for mechanical actuations and valve adjustments. The toolset contains the following items: a pouch, an emergency wrench, an adapter handle, an adjustable end wrench, a U-joint driver, a torque set driver, a CPC driver, 3 jack screws, and a 20-inch tether. Each tool has a tether ring and is designated with a letter of the alphabet. All tools are capable of being used with a PGA gloved hand.

The adapter handle (tool E) is most often used. The adapter handle is approximately 3.5-inches long and 1.5-inches in diameter. It has a large and small drive and fits all drivers. A ball detent assists in maintaining contact with the drivers. It is used similar to a screwdriver.

This adapter handle (Tool E) was part of the tool kit flown on the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969. It was transferred to the Smithsonian in 1969.

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 NASA


  • Anodized Aluminum
  • Steel
  • Paper
  • Stainless Steel
  • Ink
  • Paint
  • Unknown Coating


  • Overall (Handle): 3 5/8in. x 1 3/8in. (9.21 x 3.49cm)
  • Overall (Tag): 5 3/4in. x 2 7/8in. x 1/16in. (14.61 x 7.3 x 0.16cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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