Overall (Flap flat): 22.2 x 12.7 x 0.6cm (8 3/4 x 5 x 1/4 in.)
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Hygiene & Waste Management
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Zippered pouches like these ones allowed astronauts to secure equipment inside the spacecraft during the mission. According to the printing on the pouches, these ones were used to store urine samples. In the weightless and cramped confines of an orbiting spacecraft, small objects need secure locations so as not to hinder the work of the astronauts when not being used. NASA also uses Velcro on small items for short term attachment to the inside of the spacecraft.
NASA transferred this pouch to the Museum in 1968.
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through McDonnell Aircraft Corp.
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum