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Glove, Left, A7-L, Intravehicular, Apollo 11, Armstrong, Flown

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This intravehicular glove was made for Neil Armstrong, who wore it during his Apollo 11 mission in July 1969.

It is constructed of a rubber/neoprene-compound bladder, dip molded from a cast of his hand, the interior of which has an inner core of nylon tricot. There is a convoluted section for ease of movement incorporated into the wrist with anodized aluminum connectors for attachment to the spacesuit. A finger-less glove restraint, designed to help maintain the glove's shape, is attached to the bladder at the wrist and enclosed the entire hand excluding the fingers and thumb.

Transferred from NASA in 1971.

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
ILC Industries Inc.
Astronaut
Neil Armstrong, August 5, 1930--August 25, 2012

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear

Materials
Glove: Neoprene/Rubber compound, nylon, Velcro, stainless steel
Wrist: Beta cloth, rubber/neoprene compound
Wrist Bearing: Anodized aluminum
Dimensions
3-D: 24.1 x 12.7 x 12.7cm (9 1/2 x 5 x 5 in.)
Other (wrist bearing): 4 1/4in. (10.8cm)

This intravehicular glove was made for Neil Armstrong, who wore it during his Apollo 11 mission in July 1969.

It is constructed of a rubber/neoprene-compound bladder, dip molded from a cast of his hand, the interior of which has an inner core of nylon tricot. There is a convoluted section for ease of movement incorporated into the wrist with anodized aluminum connectors for attachment to the spacesuit. A finger-less glove restraint, designed to help maintain the glove's shape, is attached to the bladder at the wrist and enclosed the entire hand excluding the fingers and thumb.

Transferred from NASA in 1971.

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
ILC Industries Inc.
Astronaut
Neil Armstrong, August 5, 1930--August 25, 2012

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear

Materials
Glove: Neoprene/Rubber compound, nylon, Velcro, stainless steel
Wrist: Beta cloth, rubber/neoprene compound
Wrist Bearing: Anodized aluminum
Dimensions
3-D: 24.1 x 12.7 x 12.7cm (9 1/2 x 5 x 5 in.)
Other (wrist bearing): 4 1/4in. (10.8cm)

ID: A19730040004


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