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

Manufacturer
David Clark Company, Inc.
Astronaut
Thomas P. Stafford

Date
1965

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Materials
Shell: High impact plastic, rubber
Visor: Polycarbonate
Fittings: Aluminum, steel, polyester, nylon, Velcro
Dimensions
3-D: 27.9 x 30.5 x 27.9cm (11 x 12 x 11 in.)

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

Manufacturer
David Clark Company, Inc.
Astronaut
Thomas P. Stafford

Date
1965

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Materials
Shell: High impact plastic, rubber
Visor: Polycarbonate
Fittings: Aluminum, steel, polyester, nylon, Velcro
Dimensions
3-D: 27.9 x 30.5 x 27.9cm (11 x 12 x 11 in.)

ID: A19680444001