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Glove, Left, A7-L, Extravehicular, Apollo 11, Aldrin, Flown

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Glove, Left, A7-L, Extravehicular, Apollo 11, Aldrin, Flown

Glove, Left, A7-L, Extravehicular, Apollo 11, Aldrin, Flown

These Extra-Vehicular (EV) gloves were made for and worn by astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, Lunar Module Pilot of the Apollo 11 mission in July, 1969.

The gloves were constructed of an outer shell of Chromel-R fabric with thermal insulation to provide protection while handling extremely hot or cold objects. The blue fingertips were made of silicone rubber to provide sensitivity. The inner glove was of a rubber/neoprene compound, into which the restraint system was integrated, and they attached to the spacesuit using the same mechanism as the intra-vehicular gloves.

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

Transferred from NASA,Manned Spacecraft Center


Manufacturer: ILC Industries Inc.
Astronaut: Buzz Aldrin

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions:
3-D: 30.5 x 14.6 x 14cm (12 x 5 3/4 x 5 1/2 in.)

Materials:
Interior: Rubber/Neoprene compound, aluminium, steel Exterior: Beta cloth, Chromel-R, Velcro, rubber-silicone compound


Inventory number: A19730041002


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