This spacesuit was made for, and worn by David Scott, commander of the Apollo 15 mission that landed two men on the moon in July, 1971. This was the first mission to use the lunar roving vehicle.
The suit was constructed by the International Latex Corporation, with the designation A-7LB, and consisted of approximately 26 layers of materials designed to protect the astronaut from the extremes of temperature to be found in the vacuum of space and on the lunar surface. When combined with the portable life support system and other components making up the extravehicular mobility unit, it all weighed approximately 185 pounds here on earth.
Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1974.
Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.