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Visor, Extravehicular, Apollo, A7-L, Apollo 11, Armstrong, Flown

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This Extra-vehicular visor assembly was worn by astronaut Neil Armstrong on the lunar surface during his historic Apollo 11 mission in July, 1969.

The A7-L Lunar Extravehicular Visor Assembly consists of a polycarbonate shell onto which the cover, visors, hinges, eyeshades, and latch are attached. It has two visors, one covered with a thermal control coating and the other with a gold optical coating. It also has two side sunshields which could be raised and lowered independently.

This helmet was worn over the pressure helmet and fastened with a latch during EVA periods, and provided impact, micrometeoroid, thermal, ultraviolet and infrared light protection.

Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1971.

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
ILC Industries Inc.
Subcontractor
LTV/MSD
Astronaut
Neil Armstrong, August 5, 1930--August 25, 2012

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Materials
Overall: Hi-impact plastic, aluminium, beta cloth
Exterior Visor: Gold-laminated polycarbonate
Interior Visor: UV plex
Fittings: Aluminium, steel
Dimensions
3-D: 35.6 x 30.5 x 36.8cm (14 x 12 x 14 1/2 in.)

This Extra-vehicular visor assembly was worn by astronaut Neil Armstrong on the lunar surface during his historic Apollo 11 mission in July, 1969.

The A7-L Lunar Extravehicular Visor Assembly consists of a polycarbonate shell onto which the cover, visors, hinges, eyeshades, and latch are attached. It has two visors, one covered with a thermal control coating and the other with a gold optical coating. It also has two side sunshields which could be raised and lowered independently.

This helmet was worn over the pressure helmet and fastened with a latch during EVA periods, and provided impact, micrometeoroid, thermal, ultraviolet and infrared light protection.

Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1971.

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
ILC Industries Inc.
Subcontractor
LTV/MSD
Astronaut
Neil Armstrong, August 5, 1930--August 25, 2012

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Materials
Overall: Hi-impact plastic, aluminium, beta cloth
Exterior Visor: Gold-laminated polycarbonate
Interior Visor: UV plex
Fittings: Aluminium, steel
Dimensions
3-D: 35.6 x 30.5 x 36.8cm (14 x 12 x 14 1/2 in.)

ID: A19730040001


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