Socks, Glenn, Friendship 7

These white cotton socks were worn by astronaut John Glenn during the historic "Friendship 7" mission in which he became the first American to orbit the earth in February, 1962.

The socks were part of the cotton undergarments worn underneath Mercury spacesuits for astronaut comfort.

Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center in 1963.

Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
John H. Glenn, Jr.

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Footwear

Materials
Overall: Cotton, elastic in ankles
Dimensions
Clothing: 30.5 x 7.6 x 0.6cm (12 x 3 x 1/4 in.)

These white cotton socks were worn by astronaut John Glenn during the historic "Friendship 7" mission in which he became the first American to orbit the earth in February, 1962.

The socks were part of the cotton undergarments worn underneath Mercury spacesuits for astronaut comfort.

Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center in 1963.

Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
John H. Glenn, Jr.

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Footwear

Materials
Overall: Cotton, elastic in ankles
Dimensions
Clothing: 30.5 x 7.6 x 0.6cm (12 x 3 x 1/4 in.)

ID: A19670181000