Pouch, Storage with Roll-on Urine Cuffs, Armstrong, 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:

This small bag with Velcro closure contains six latex cuffs stowed for use on the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969. The pouch was assigned to mission commander Neil Armstrong, but they were never used. The cuffs were part of the urine collection systems used both on the Apollo spacecraft and while astronauts wore their spacesuits for lunar exploration. In each instance, the cuffs provided a sanitary link between the astronaut and the urine collection devices.

Transferred from NASA to the Museum 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 NASA


Beta cloth, Velcro; latex


Storage: 7.62 x 3.81 x 7.62cm (3in. x 1 1/2in. x 3in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America


PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Hygiene & Waste Management

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