Glove, Left, GG-4C, Gemini 8, Armstrong, Flown

Glove, Left, GG-4C, Gemini 8, Armstrong, Flown

     

This glove was constructed for and worn by Neil Armstrong during his Gemini 8 flight in March, 1966.

The gloves had the NASA designation GG-4-C, and were of sturdier construction than earlier models. The outer glove was made of white High Temperature Nomex and provided protection for the inner glove, which was a molded, air-tight bladder. The two sections were attached to an anodized aluminum ring that attached to the spacesuit wrist. Attached to each glove were 1.15-volt fingertip lights, which were powered independently for up to 30 hours by a 1.5-volt battery pack. The lights were operated by moving a toggle switch on each hand.

Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center in 1968

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
David Clark Company, Inc.
Astronaut
Neil Armstrong, August 5, 1930--August 25, 2012

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear

Materials
Exterior: HT Nomex, polyester, steel
Interior: Rubber/Neoprene, nylon
Disconnect: Anodized aluminium
Battery pack: 1.5 volt battery w/ steel toggle switch
Dimensions
3-D: 26.7 x 11.4cm (10 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)
Other (wrist ring): 3 1/2in. (8.9cm)

This glove was constructed for and worn by Neil Armstrong during his Gemini 8 flight in March, 1966.

The gloves had the NASA designation GG-4-C, and were of sturdier construction than earlier models. The outer glove was made of white High Temperature Nomex and provided protection for the inner glove, which was a molded, air-tight bladder. The two sections were attached to an anodized aluminum ring that attached to the spacesuit wrist. Attached to each glove were 1.15-volt fingertip lights, which were powered independently for up to 30 hours by a 1.5-volt battery pack. The lights were operated by moving a toggle switch on each hand.

Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center in 1968

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
David Clark Company, Inc.
Astronaut
Neil Armstrong, August 5, 1930--August 25, 2012

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear

Materials
Exterior: HT Nomex, polyester, steel
Interior: Rubber/Neoprene, nylon
Disconnect: Anodized aluminium
Battery pack: 1.5 volt battery w/ steel toggle switch
Dimensions
3-D: 26.7 x 11.4cm (10 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)
Other (wrist ring): 3 1/2in. (8.9cm)

ID: A19680455002