Helmet, Rocket Belt

Helmet, Rocket Belt

     

Manufactured by the Bill Jack Scientific Instrument Co., this helmet was worn by William P. "Bill" Suitor when he served as a Rocket Belt pilot for Bell Aerosystems from March 1964 to June 1970. He made many flights, including flights on the Bell No. 2 Rocket Belt in the collection of the National Air and Space Museum.

William Suitor donated this item to the Museum in 2004.

Gift of William P. "Bill" Suitor

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Bill Jack Scientific Instrument Co.

Date
ca. 1964-1970

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Rockets & Missiles

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Materials
Overall, fiberglass shell; nylon chin strap with non-ferrous buckle; foam strip around face opening
Dimensions
3-D: 22.9 x 25.4cm (9 x 10 in.)

Manufactured by the Bill Jack Scientific Instrument Co., this helmet was worn by William P. "Bill" Suitor when he served as a Rocket Belt pilot for Bell Aerosystems from March 1964 to June 1970. He made many flights, including flights on the Bell No. 2 Rocket Belt in the collection of the National Air and Space Museum.

William Suitor donated this item to the Museum in 2004.

Gift of William P. "Bill" Suitor

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Bill Jack Scientific Instrument Co.

Date
ca. 1964-1970

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Rockets & Missiles

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Materials
Overall, fiberglass shell; nylon chin strap with non-ferrous buckle; foam strip around face opening
Dimensions
3-D: 22.9 x 25.4cm (9 x 10 in.)

ID: A20060073000