Pressure Suit, A7-L, Shepard, Apollo 14, Flown

This spacesuit was worn by astronaut and mission Commander Alan Shepard during the Apollo 14 mission in January 1971. Apollo 14 was the third lunar landing during which the astronauts explored the Fra Mauro Highlands.

The International Latex Corporation designed and constructed the spacesuit in the configuration for extra-vehicular activities, with the NASA designation ofA-7L. When combined with the portable life support system and other components making up the extravehicular mobility unit, the suit weighed approximately 82 kilograms (180 pounds) here on Earth.

NASA transferred the suit to the National Air and Space Museum in 1971.

Transferred from NASA, Manned Spacecraft Center.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
Alan B. Shepard Jr.
Manufacturer
ILC Industries Inc.

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits

Materials
Exterior: Beta cloth, Chromel-R, nylon, polyester, velcro
Interior: Rubber, nylon
Connectors: Anodized aluminium, two red, four blue
Neckring: Anodized aluminium, red
Wrist locking rings: Anodized aluminium, red and blue
Dimensions
Overall: 5ft 6in. x 2ft 8in. x 11in. (167.64 x 81.3 x 27.9cm)

This spacesuit was worn by astronaut and mission Commander Alan Shepard during the Apollo 14 mission in January 1971. Apollo 14 was the third lunar landing during which the astronauts explored the Fra Mauro Highlands.

The International Latex Corporation designed and constructed the spacesuit in the configuration for extra-vehicular activities, with the NASA designation ofA-7L. When combined with the portable life support system and other components making up the extravehicular mobility unit, the suit weighed approximately 82 kilograms (180 pounds) here on Earth.

NASA transferred the suit to the National Air and Space Museum in 1971.

Transferred from NASA, Manned Spacecraft Center.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
Alan B. Shepard Jr.
Manufacturer
ILC Industries Inc.

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits

Materials
Exterior: Beta cloth, Chromel-R, nylon, polyester, velcro
Interior: Rubber, nylon
Connectors: Anodized aluminium, two red, four blue
Neckring: Anodized aluminium, red
Wrist locking rings: Anodized aluminium, red and blue
Dimensions
Overall: 5ft 6in. x 2ft 8in. x 11in. (167.64 x 81.3 x 27.9cm)

ID: A19720587000