Country of Origin: United States of America
3-D: 22.9 x 12.7 x 10.2cm (9 x 5 x 4 in.)
Exterior: Rubber/neoprene compound, velcro, nylon webbing
Interior: Nylon/rubber/neoprene composite
Wrist disconnect: Anodized aluminum
This intra-vehicular glove was made for and worn by astronaut James McDivitt for use during training sessions prior to the Apollo missions of the 1960s and early 1970s.
Training equipment was constructed in exactly the same manner as that used during the missions. These IV gloves were made with a bladder dip molded from a hand cast of the individual's hand. The interior had an inner restraint core of nylon tricot which had been dipped in a neoprene compound. A convoluted section was incorporated into the wrist with anodized aluminum connectors for attachment to the spacesuit. A fingerless glove restraint was attached to the bladder at the wrist and enclosed the entire hand excluding the fingers and thumb. A blue wrist disconnect attached the glove to the suit.
Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center in 1982.
Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center