U Joint Driver, Tool Set, Command Module, Apollo 11


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Apollo to the Moon exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

The Apollo toolset provides multipurpose tools and/or attachments for mechanical actuations and valve adjustments. This component is labeled: Tool V - U-Joint Driver. The U-joint driver has a 7/16-inch driver socket at one end and a universal joint with a small and a large hex drive at the other end. The U-joint driver will rotate up to an angle of 30°. It is used to gain access to the "hard to get at" fasteners.

This set was used during the Apollo 11 mission and NASA transferred it to the Smithsonian in 1970.

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 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Johnson Space Center.


anodized aluminum, iron alloy, metal alloy, ink, paint


3-D: 12.5 × 2.3 × 2.3cm (4 15/16 × 7/8 × 7/8 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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