This glove is part of a pair was constructed by the Hamilton Standard Corporation for the U.S. Air Force's MOL (Manned Orbiting Laboratory) program in the early 1960s. The MOL program was an Air Force intelligence-gathering program that never became operational. The Air Force and NASA cooperated on this program, and after the termination of the project, the suits and gloves were transferred to NASA and in turn to the Smithsoinain Institution.
The gloves were made with a rubber/neoprene interior bladder, with nylong exterior layer and sharkskin pads on the fingers.
NASA transferred these gloves to the museum in 1972.
Transferred from NASA Manned Spacecraft Center