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

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

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

This intravehicular glove was made for astronaut "Buzz" Aldrin, 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,Manned Spacecraft Center


Manufacturer: ILC Industries Inc.
Astronaut: Buzz Aldrin

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions:
3-D: 24.1 x 12.7 x 12.7cm (9 1/2 x 5 x 5 in.)
Other (Wrist disconnect): 4 1/4in. (10.8cm)

Materials:
Glove: Neoprene/Rubber compound, nylon, aluminium, Velcro Wrist: Beta cloth, rubber/neoprene compound Wrist Bearing: Anodized aluminium


Inventory number: A19730041004


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