Collection Assembly, Fecal, Apollo 11

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Collection Assembly, Fecal, Apollo 11
This collection bag was designed by the Whirlpool Corporation as part of the personal hygiene system assigned to the astronauts for use during the Apollo 11 mission.
The system is self-contained, giving the astronaut flexibility and control in a weightless environment, and allows for a simple and hygienic disposal. The paper on the round end was removed to expose an adhesive portion that astronauts could affix to themselves and use to seal the bag after use. A germicidal fluid was then released inside the bag to kill bacteria, and the bag could be resealed and placed in a containment bag for storage and disposal.
Transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1970.
Whirlpool Corporation
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Transferred from NASA
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United States of America
Plastic, Adhesive, Ink, Velcro, Germicide, Synthetic Fabric, Paper
Bag: Plastic
Contents: Germicide packet, 8 paper towels, 1 cotton/nylon cloth
Overall (Empty Bag): 29.2 x 19.1 x 0.3cm (11 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 1/8 in.)
3-D (Bag with Supplies): 34 x 20 x 2.5cm (13 3/8 x 7 7/8 x 1 in.)
Overall: 0.1kg (0.2lb.)
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PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Hygiene & Waste Management