Note Pad and Pencil, Glenn, Friendship 7

The pad and paper displayed here were issued to astronaut John Glenn to enable him to perform various tasks and experiments during the flight of Friendship 7 in February 1962. The pad was attached to a rigid surface with a webbing, snap and buckle fastener to enable him to attach it to his knee for ease of use. The pencil was attached with nylon cord to prevent it from floating away in the zero gravity of space.

Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1967.

Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
John H. Glenn, Jr.
Manufacturer
Overland Machined Products Inc.

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous

Materials
Pad: Aluminium with paper
Strap: Cotton webbing, aluminium fastenings
Dimensions
Overall: 10 in. tall x 5 in. wide x 1 1/2 in. deep (25.4 x 12.7 x 3.8cm)

The pad and paper displayed here were issued to astronaut John Glenn to enable him to perform various tasks and experiments during the flight of Friendship 7 in February 1962. The pad was attached to a rigid surface with a webbing, snap and buckle fastener to enable him to attach it to his knee for ease of use. The pencil was attached with nylon cord to prevent it from floating away in the zero gravity of space.

Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1967.

Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
John H. Glenn, Jr.
Manufacturer
Overland Machined Products Inc.

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous

Materials
Pad: Aluminium with paper
Strap: Cotton webbing, aluminium fastenings
Dimensions
Overall: 10 in. tall x 5 in. wide x 1 1/2 in. deep (25.4 x 12.7 x 3.8cm)

ID: A19670186000