Pouch, Storage, with Roll-on Urine Cuffs, Collins, Apollo 11

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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 command module pilot Michael Collins, 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:

Title

Urine Cuffs, Roll-On, Apollo 11, with Storage Pouch

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

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

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA, Manned Spacecraft Center.

Materials

Beta Cloth, Velcro, Latex, Ink

Dimensions

Overall: 7.6 x 8.9 x 5.1cm (3 x 3 1/2 x 2 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Hygiene & Waste Management

Inventory Number

A19700102002