Helmet, Protective, Borman, Gemini 7

Helmet, Protective, Borman, Gemini 7

     

This protective helmet was possibly worn by Frank Borman during the launch of the Gemini 7 mission in December, 1965. The helmet was fitted with communications equipment, and was worn under the hood-like, integrated helmet of the G5-C spacesuit.

The helmet portion of the suit was attached with a zipper closure, and could be unzipped and pushed away, though it was non-removable during flight. It consisted of a fixed polycarbonate visor which provided a "fish bowl" effect for the astronaut - namely he could move his head within the helmet rather than moving head and helmet at the same time.

Transferred from NASA in 1967.

Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
Frank Borman
Manufacturer
Sierra Engineering Co.

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Materials
Exterior: Plastic, metal, nylon, velcro
Interior: Suede-covered foam
Microphones: Steel
Dimensions
3-D: 24.1 x 22.9 x 25.4cm (9 1/2 x 9 x 10 in.)

This protective helmet was possibly worn by Frank Borman during the launch of the Gemini 7 mission in December, 1965. The helmet was fitted with communications equipment, and was worn under the hood-like, integrated helmet of the G5-C spacesuit.

The helmet portion of the suit was attached with a zipper closure, and could be unzipped and pushed away, though it was non-removable during flight. It consisted of a fixed polycarbonate visor which provided a "fish bowl" effect for the astronaut - namely he could move his head within the helmet rather than moving head and helmet at the same time.

Transferred from NASA in 1967.

Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
Frank Borman
Manufacturer
Sierra Engineering Co.

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Materials
Exterior: Plastic, metal, nylon, velcro
Interior: Suede-covered foam
Microphones: Steel
Dimensions
3-D: 24.1 x 22.9 x 25.4cm (9 1/2 x 9 x 10 in.)

ID: A19680025000