This spacesuit was made for and worn by Stuart Roosa, command module pilot for the Apollo 14 mission that landed two men on the moon in January 1971. Stuart "Smoky" Roosa was selected as a Group 5 astronaut in April 1966.
The Apollo spacesuits were designed to provide a life sustaining environment for the astronaut during periods of extra vehicular activity or during unpressurized spacecraft operation. They permitted maximum mobility and were designed to be worn with relative comfort for up to 115 hours in conjunction with the liquid cooling garment. If necessary, they were also capable of being worn for 14 days in an unpressurized mode.
The spacesuit was made by ILC Industries, Inc., with the designation A-7L, and was constructed in the Intra-vehicular or IV configuration. NASA transferred the suit to the Museum in 1973.
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration