Oxygen Purge System, Apollo, Cutaway

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This object is on display in the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Oxygen Purge System, Apollo, Cutaway

Collection Item Summary:

This is a cutaway example of the upper portion of the personal life support system (OPS) worn by astronauts on the moon. The lower portion was the PLSS. The OPS was used for oxygen storage and circulation. The components in this example are color-coded to show the interior components and how they worked and connected to each other.

Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1974

Collection Item Long Description:

Title

Oxygen Purge System, Apollo, Cutaway

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center

Materials

Overall: Steel, aluminium, rubber, copper, plastic, pvc

Dimensions

3-D: 38.1cm × 17.8cm × 20.3cm, 12.3kg (1 ft. 3 in. × 7 in. × 8 in., 27 1/16lb.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Life Support

Inventory Number

A19740611000