Pelvic Block, Gemini, Frank Borman

Pelvic Block, Gemini, Frank Borman

     

This is a pelvic block that supported an astronaut's lower vertebra and pelvic structure in a Gemini capsule's seat. Made of wood, metal, and foam, pelvic blocks were contoured to each individual astronaut. They were placed between the backboard assembly and the seat. This pelvic block was made for astronaut Frank Borman and was apparently used for training purposes. Its manufacturer is unknown.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration transferred this artifact to NASM in 1970.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
Frank Borman

Type
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Parts & Structural Components

Materials
Wood
Fiberglass
Paint
Foam
Synthetic Fabric
Aluminum
Linen Micarta
Steel
Adhesive
Ink
Dimensions
Overall: 17.78 x 28.26 x 9.53cm (7in. x 11 1/8in. x 3 3/4in.)

This is a pelvic block that supported an astronaut's lower vertebra and pelvic structure in a Gemini capsule's seat. Made of wood, metal, and foam, pelvic blocks were contoured to each individual astronaut. They were placed between the backboard assembly and the seat. This pelvic block was made for astronaut Frank Borman and was apparently used for training purposes. Its manufacturer is unknown.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration transferred this artifact to NASM in 1970.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
Frank Borman

Type
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Parts & Structural Components

Materials
Wood
Fiberglass
Paint
Foam
Synthetic Fabric
Aluminum
Linen Micarta
Steel
Adhesive
Ink
Dimensions
Overall: 17.78 x 28.26 x 9.53cm (7in. x 11 1/8in. x 3 3/4in.)

ID: A19720485000