Bio-Sensors, Glenn, Friendship 7

This Bio-Harness Assembly was worn under the Mercury pressure suit and was worn by John Glenn during his historic Friendship 7 flight on February 20, 1962.

The components consisted of an electrocardiograph signal conditioner, an impedance pneumograph signal conditioner and a DC-DC converter. These instruments monitored the physiological functions of the astronaut. The sensor attachment in the helmet was for respiration count.

Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
John H. Glenn, Jr.
Manufacturer
Unknown

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

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Medical

Materials
Sensors: Rubber, aluminium
Wires: Plastic-coated copper wire
Microphone: aluminium
Dimensions
Overall: 2 ft. long x 1 1/2 in. wide x 1/2 in. deep (61 x 3.8 x 1.3cm)

This Bio-Harness Assembly was worn under the Mercury pressure suit and was worn by John Glenn during his historic Friendship 7 flight on February 20, 1962.

The components consisted of an electrocardiograph signal conditioner, an impedance pneumograph signal conditioner and a DC-DC converter. These instruments monitored the physiological functions of the astronaut. The sensor attachment in the helmet was for respiration count.

Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
John H. Glenn, Jr.
Manufacturer
Unknown

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

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Medical

Materials
Sensors: Rubber, aluminium
Wires: Plastic-coated copper wire
Microphone: aluminium
Dimensions
Overall: 2 ft. long x 1 1/2 in. wide x 1/2 in. deep (61 x 3.8 x 1.3cm)

ID: A19670189000