Spot Band-Aid, Blood Collection Kit


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Moving Beyond Earth exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

This Band-Aid is from a blood collection kit may have been used for hematology, metabolic, hormonal, or immune system research in space. Blood samples taken before, during, and after flight help researchers understand how spaceflight affects the human body. The kit also contains gauze pads, alcohol and biocide wipes, medical tape, a tourniquet, and a blood-draw device.

NASA transferred this set and a variety of other research equipment to the Museum when the Space Shuttle program ended in 2012.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number


Credit Line

Transferred from National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Country of Origin

United States of America


Paper, nylon, adhesive, cotton


3-D: 3.8 x 3.8 x 0.2cm (1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1/16 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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