Country of Origin: United States of America
Approximate: 15.24 x 12.7cm (6in. x 5in.)
Approximate: 15.24 x 8.26 x 13.34cm (6in. x 3 1/4in. x 5 1/4in.)
Rubber/Neoprene, Steel, Aluminum
These black rubber hand shapes are forms used in the construction of Apollo pressure gloves. They were made from a cast of the astronaut's hands, and were inserted into a nylon glove and then dipped in a rubber/neoprene compound. The result of the dipping process became the interior pressure bladder of both intra-vehicular and extra-vehicular gloves used during the Apollo program.
This form was made using a model of astronaut James Lovell's left hand, and ILC Industries transferred it and its mate to the museum in 1973.
Gift of ILC Industries, Inc.