This object is on display in the Space Race exhibition at the National Mall building.
B. F. Goodrich Co.
John H. Glenn, Jr.
Country of Origin: United States of America
Clothing: 30.5 x 10.2 x 22.9cm (12 x 4 x 9 in.)
Clothing Size: 9D
Materials: Exterior upper: Aluminized nylon Exterior Sole: Rubber Lining: Nylon Webbing: Nylon Buckles: Steel Zipper: Brass, cotton webbing
These boots were worn by John Glenn during his historic orbital flight in February 1962. The boots were lightweight, flexible, nylon-fabric boots with tennis-shoe-type soles and were worn over the inner gas retention layer of the the spacesuit.
Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center in 1967.
Transferred from NASA Headquarters
Inventory number: A19670178004