March 5: The Museum in Washington, DC will open today. Due to weather, the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA is closed.
This left glove was part of the Extra Vehicular Activity suit used by James McDivitt on Gemini IV. McDivitt was command pilot for Gemini IV, a 66-orbit 4-day mission that began on June 3, and ended June 7, 1965. The mission included a controlled extra-vehicular activity period and a number of experiments.
The David Clark Company, Inc. developed the Gemini spacesuits to be the true first American spacesuits that would operate as form-fitting spacecraft while astronauts worked in open space during a spacewalk. Gloves are particularly complex to create for this purpose as they protect the astronaut against wide temperature fluctuations and micrometroids while still allowing the astronaut some manual dexterity.
NASA transferred this glove, along with McDivitt's spacesuit, to the Museum in 1967.
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration