Underwear, Glenn, Friendship 7
These cotton "long-johns" were worn by astronaut John Glenn during his Mercury mission in February 1962.
The garment was worn under the spacesuit, and the trilok "spacers" were to provide a small space between the skin and suit to permit the movement of air throughout the suit.
The Hanes Company manufactured and B.F. Goodrich modified them. NASA transferred the underwear to the National Air and Space Museum in 1967.
Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
- PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Undergarments
- Overall: Cotton
- Spacers: Nylon coil and covering
- Approximate: 4ft 6in. x 2ft 3in. x 1in. (137.16 x 68.58 x 2.54cm)