Transfer Assembly, Urine, Apollo


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 urine transfer device was part of the equipment developed for use inside the spacecraft during the Apollo missions.

Liquid waste (urine) was collected in the device, which astronauts attached to themselves using roll-on cuffs to provide sanitary protection. The urine was then transferred through the metal transfer tube to a tank, from which the majority of liquid waste was vented into space. A small portion was freeze-dried and stored for testing upon return to Earth.

Transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1979.

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 - Johnson Space Center


  • Bladder: Rubberized fabric
  • Valve: Aluminum
  • Hose: Rubber, brass


  • Approximate: 24.77 x 24.77 x 3.81cm (9 3/4in. x 9 3/4in. x 1 1/2in.)
  • Other (bladder): 17.78 x 22.86cm (7in. x 9in.)
  • Other (valve assembly): 3.18 x 13.97cm (1 1/4in. x 5 1/2in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America


PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Hygiene & Waste Management

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