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Apollo 11

Pressure Suit, A7-L, Aldrin, Apollo 11, Flown

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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

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
Buzz Aldrin
Manufacturer
ILC Industries Inc.

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits

Materials
Overall - beta cloth, rubber, nylon, plastic
Connectors - aluminum (red, blue)
Neck ring - aluminum
Wrist rings - aluminum (red, blue)
Dimensions
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)

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

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
Buzz Aldrin
Manufacturer
ILC Industries Inc.

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits

Materials
Overall - beta cloth, rubber, nylon, plastic
Connectors - aluminum (red, blue)
Neck ring - aluminum
Wrist rings - aluminum (red, blue)
Dimensions
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)

ID: A19730041000


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