Transfer Assembly, Urine, Apollo 9

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    Transfer Assembly, Urine, Apollo 9

    Rectangular-shapped orange bladder with brass and steel valve attached to one end.

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This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

This urine collection and transfer device was part of the equipment developed for use during the Apollo missions.

Liquid waste (urine) was collected in a Urine Collection and Transfer Device, worn by the astronauts, with roll-on cuffs providing personal sanitary protection. The urine was then transferred through the Urine 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 to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1974.