This spacesuit was worn by astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, lunar module pilot of the Apollo 11 mission which landed the first man on the moon on July 20, 1969.
The lunar spacesuits were designed to provide a life sustaining environment for the astronaut during periods of extra vehicular activity or during unpressurized spacecraft operation. They permitted maximum mobility and were designed to be worn with relative comfort for up to 115 hours in conjunction with the liquid cooling garment. If necessary, they were also capable of being worn for 14 days in an unpressurized mode.
The spacesuit has the designation A-7L, and was constructed in the Extra-vehicular or EV configuration.
Transferred from NASA in 1971.
Transferred from NASA,Manned Spacecraft Center
Manufacturer: ILC Industries Inc.
Astronaut: Buzz Aldrin
Country of Origin: United States of America
Overall: 5 ft. 6 15/16 in. tall x 2 ft. 8 5/16 in. wide x 11 in. deep (170.02 x 82 x 27.9cm)
Overall - beta cloth, rubber, nylon, plastic
Connectors - aluminum (red, blue)
Neck ring - aluminum
Wrist rings - aluminum (red, blue)
Inventory number: A19730041000
This artifact is on display in the gallery of the National Mall building.