Pressure Suit, A7-L, Roosa, Apollo 14, Flown

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

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
ILC Industries Inc.
Astronaut
Stuart A. Roosa

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits

Materials
Overall - beta cloth, rubber, nylon, plastic
Connectors - aluminum (red, blue)
Neck ring - aluminum
Wrist locking rings - aluminum (red, blue)
Dimensions
Overall: 5ft 6in. x 2ft 8in. x 1ft (167.64 x 81.28 x 30.48cm)

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

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
ILC Industries Inc.
Astronaut
Stuart A. Roosa

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits

Materials
Overall - beta cloth, rubber, nylon, plastic
Connectors - aluminum (red, blue)
Neck ring - aluminum
Wrist locking rings - aluminum (red, blue)
Dimensions
Overall: 5ft 6in. x 2ft 8in. x 1ft (167.64 x 81.28 x 30.48cm)

ID: A19740134000