Country of Origin: United States of America
3-D: 28.6 x 14.3 x 12.4cm (11 1/4 x 5 5/8 x 4 7/8 in.)
This is the urethane glove bladder for a Phase VI glove of a NASA spacesuit. The bladder is part of the pressure layer of the suit that retains the air and pressure that are required while the astronaut is working in the vaccuum of space. Gloves are unique among the components of spacesuits today because they remain the only components that are semi-custom made to fit each astronaut.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration transferred this object to the museum in 2010.
Transferred from NASA Johnson Space Center