Early Apollo urine and waste assemblies
Apollo-era Urine Collection Transfer Assembly (UCTA) and Waste Fluid Collector Assembly (WFCA). The UCTA, measuring 28 x 12.5 unfolded, collects and provides storage of a crewman's urine during launch, lunar surface activity (EVA), or emergency modes when the spacecraft waste management system cannot be used. The UCTA features large Velcro patches to either end, a rubber hose (the penis cuff-roll section was previously removed for sanitary reasons), and is marked in red ink, “Class IV,” with parts stamp reading: “Urine Collection Transfer Assembly, Date of Manufacture 9/68, Part No. 14-0108-02, Serial No. 3363, Whirlpool Corporation.” The UCTA was worn over either the Constant Wear Garment or the Liquid Cooled Garment, and was connected by hose to the urine transfer connector on the Pressure Garment Assembly. The WFCA, measuring 5.5 x 8.5, is used to collect and store urine from the UCTA, with the metal connector marked with part numbers: “Z-1203-P-F3D, S/N: 67, Oper Press: 50 PSIG, Cure Q, Assy: A-2-Q-68, Cust: 998103G.” The bag, which is marked, “Waste Fluid Collector Assy., Design Control No. LSC 340-201-529-3,” features a clear strip on reverse allowing view of the bag contents. In overall fine condition. A total of six waste fluid collector assemblies were flown on all Apollo missions, and were all stowed in the lunar module. From the collection of Dan Schaiewitz, who worked as Extravehicular Crew Training Engineer at KSC.