Country of Origin: United States of America
3-D: 25.4 x 14 x 12.7cm (10 x 5 1/2 x 5 in.)
Glove: Rubber/neoprene compound
Wrist Bearing - Anodized aluminum - red
This intra-vehicular glove is part of the pair made for and worn by astronaut William Pogue, Pilot of the Skylab 3 mission launched in November, 1973. Skylab 3 was the third manned and fourth Skylab mission.
It is constructed of a rubber/neoprene-compound bladder, dip molded from a cast of his hand, the interior of which has an inner core of nylon tricot. There is a convoluted section for ease of movement incorporated into the wrist with anodized aluminum connectors for attachment to the spacesuit. A finger-less glove restraint, designed to help maintain the glove's shape, is attached to the bladder at the wrist and enclosed the entire hand excluding the fingers and thumb.
Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1976
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration