Helmet, Stafford, Gemini 9
This helmet was worn by astronaut Tom Stafford during his Gemini 6 flight in December, 1965, and again on his Gemini 9 mission in June, 1966.
The helmet was constructed of fiberglass and epoxy resin and was molded to fit directly into the neck bearing disconnect. A Plexiglas visor, capable of being raised for access, was attached with pivots, and when lowered into pressure sealing position, it locked in place with a latch. Communication devices with suede-covered ear pads were incorporated into the helmet.
Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center to the Smithsonian Institution in 1968
Transferred from NASA, Manned Spacecraft Center
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
- PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear
- Shell: High impact plastic, rubber
- Visor: Polycarbonate
- Fittings: Aluminum, steel, polyester, nylon, Velcro
- 3-D: 27.9 x 30.5 x 27.9cm (11 x 12 x 11 in.)