Inflight Coverall Garment, Trousers, Schweickart

Inflight Coverall Garment, Trousers, Schweickart

     

These trousers are part of a four-piece inflight coverall garment sized for astronaut Russell "Rusty" Schweickart, who flew on Apollo 9 in March 1969. These trousers however, were not flown and were transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1979.

The complete garment, made by the B. Welson Company, consists of jacket, trousers and boots which had a circular Velcro patch on the soles. It is constructed of a Teflon-coated beta cloth which is highly fire resistant, and the "slippery" qualities of the fabric enabled the astronaut to don and doff the garment with ease in a weightless environment.

The jacket had a US flag on the left shoulder and a NASA "meatball" logo on the upper torso. Flight garments also had a mission symbol attached to the upper torso.

Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
B. Welson & Co.
Astronaut
Russell L. Schweickart

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Flight Clothing

Materials
Overall: Teflon fabric
Snaps: Chrome-plated steel
Dimensions
Clothing: 94 x 38.1 x 2.5cm (37 x 15 x 1 in.)

These trousers are part of a four-piece inflight coverall garment sized for astronaut Russell "Rusty" Schweickart, who flew on Apollo 9 in March 1969. These trousers however, were not flown and were transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1979.

The complete garment, made by the B. Welson Company, consists of jacket, trousers and boots which had a circular Velcro patch on the soles. It is constructed of a Teflon-coated beta cloth which is highly fire resistant, and the "slippery" qualities of the fabric enabled the astronaut to don and doff the garment with ease in a weightless environment.

The jacket had a US flag on the left shoulder and a NASA "meatball" logo on the upper torso. Flight garments also had a mission symbol attached to the upper torso.

Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
B. Welson & Co.
Astronaut
Russell L. Schweickart

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Flight Clothing

Materials
Overall: Teflon fabric
Snaps: Chrome-plated steel
Dimensions
Clothing: 94 x 38.1 x 2.5cm (37 x 15 x 1 in.)

ID: A19791175001