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This object is on display in the Space Race exhibition at the National Mall building.

Summary

Manufacturer: B. F. Goodrich Co.

Astronaut: John H. Glenn, Jr.

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: 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 from NASA Headquarters

Inventory number: A19670178005

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