Gloves are a crucial part of the pressurized spacesuits worn to work in space. Gloves must be flexible enough for fingers to feel and move well, yet strong enough not to leak air or rip.
These Shuttle EVA gloves and Sokol pressure-suit glove are on display in the Moving Beyond Earth exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum's Mall building.
Image Number: WEB11283-2009
Credit: Photo by Eric Long For print or commercial use, please contact: Smithsonian Institution
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