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