Plates, Reflecting, Glenn, Friendship 7

This reflecting plate of polished steel was part of the equipment issued to John Glenn for his Friendship 7 mission in February, 1962, and was attached to his arm with the elastic band. As space was at a premium inside the Mercury spacecraft, the astronaut only had a very limited ability to move and see outside the craft. This plate behind his head and shoulders allowed the astronaut to see.

NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center transferred this to NASM in 1967.

Transferred from NASA - Headquarters

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Unknown

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

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Accessories

Materials
Overall: Polished metal - steel, elastic
Dimensions
3-D: 7.6 x 10.2cm (3 x 4 in.)

This reflecting plate of polished steel was part of the equipment issued to John Glenn for his Friendship 7 mission in February, 1962, and was attached to his arm with the elastic band. As space was at a premium inside the Mercury spacecraft, the astronaut only had a very limited ability to move and see outside the craft. This plate behind his head and shoulders allowed the astronaut to see.

NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center transferred this to NASM in 1967.

Transferred from NASA - Headquarters

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Unknown

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

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Accessories

Materials
Overall: Polished metal - steel, elastic
Dimensions
3-D: 7.6 x 10.2cm (3 x 4 in.)

ID: A19670187000