Glove, IV, Left, Stafford, ASTP
This intra-vehicular glove is part of the pair made for and worn by astronaut Tom Stafford, Commander of the historic ASTP mission in July 1975.
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 1977
Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
- PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear
- Glove: Neoprene/Rubber compound, nylon, aluminum, Velcro
- Wrist Bearing: Anodized aluminum
- 3-D: 25.4 x 12.7 x 10.2cm (10 x 5 x 4 in.)