Country of Origin: United States of America
Approximate: 4ft 7in. x 2ft 1in. x 6in. (139.7 x 63.5 x 15.24cm)
Overall: High-Temperature nylon
This is the original cover-layer from the spacesuit worn by astronaut Ed White on the Gemini 4 mission in June 1965. The cover-layer is made of high-temperature nylon, later called Nomex, and was designed to provide thermal protection for the astronaut during the mission.
The cover-layer was removed in 1986 due the major deterioration of the nylon, and it was replaced by the spacesuit manufacturer with a replica layer. This original layer is kept in environmental storage.
NASA transferred the suit to the Museum in 1967.
Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center