Scoop, Adjustable-Angle, Large


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 large adjustable angle scoop consisted of a pivoting head mounted on a shaft which could be connected to an extension handle. The scoop was designed to be either pushed or pulled. Astronauts used this type of scoop on the Apollo 16 and 17 missions. This item was used for training.

NASA transferred this scoop to NASM in 1974.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number


Credit Line

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin

United States of America


  • Scoop: Stainless Steel
  • Handle: Aluminum
  • Fittings: Chrome-plated steel


  • 3-D: 35 × 11.2 × 5cm, 0.6kg (1 ft. 1 3/4 in. × 4 7/16 in. × 1 15/16 in., 1.3lb.)
  • Overall: 35.4cm, 0.6kg (1 ft. 1 15/16 in., 1.3lb.)
  • Other (Pan): 11.4 × 5.1 × 15.2cm (4 1/2 in. × 2 in. × 6 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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