March 5: The Museum in Washington, DC will open today. Due to weather, the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA is closed.
This full pressure glove is part of the pair worn by astronaut James McDivitt during the Gemini 4 mission in June, 1965. B.F. Goodrich Company designed and constructed the gloves, and the David Clark Company modified them for use in the Gemini program.
The glove is constructed of two layers - an internal rubber/Neoprene pressure bladder, and a nylon upper cover-layer, with a neoprene-impregnated nylon palm which was designed to prevent objects from slipping out of the astronaut's hands during weightlessness.
Transferred to the Museum from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center in 1967
Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center