Handle Adapter, 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 E - Adapter Handle. The adapter handles are approximately 3.5-inches long and 1.5-inches in diameter. Each has a large and small drive and fits all drivers. A ball detent will assist in maintaining contact with the drivers. It is used similar to a screwdriver.

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, paint


3-D: 9.5 × 3.5 × 3.5cm (3 3/4 × 1 3/8 × 1 3/8 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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