Glove, Left, A7-L, Intravehicular, Apollo 8, Borman, Flown
This Intra-vehicular glove is part of the pair worn by Frank Borman, Commander of the Apollo 8 mission in December of 1968. Apollo 8 was the first lunar orbital flight of the Apollo missions.
The Intra-vehicular gloves were worn during launch, and were made with a bladder, which was dip molded from a hand cast of the individual's hand. The interior had an inner restraint core of nylon tricot which had been dipped in a neoprene compound. A convoluted section was incorporated into the wrist with anodized aluminium connectors for attachment to the spacesuit. A fingerless glove restraint was attached to the bladder at the wrist and enclosed the entire hand excluding the fingers and thumb.
NASA transferred this object to the museum in 1969.
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
- PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear
- Glove: Neoprene/Rubber compound, nylon, aluminum, Velcro
- Wrist: Beta cloth, rubber/neoprene compound
- Wrist Bearing: Anodized aluminium
- 3-D: 30.5 x 15.2 x 15.2cm (12 x 6 x 6 in.)
- Other (Wrist disconnect): 4 1/4in. (10.8cm)