This type of fire extinguisher was used in Apollo spacecraft and the Skylab space station. Several fire sensors and extinguishers were located in Skylab as a precaution in case of an open fire or a fire smoldering behind panels. This particular unit was not flown in space but was used in engineering tests. Transferred from NASA, the fire extinguisher in now mounted near the galley-wardroom of the backup Skylab orbital workshop displayed in the Museum.


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