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This object is on display in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

Summary

Manufacturer: B. F. Goodrich Co.

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: Approximate: 3 ft. 1 in. tall x 1 ft. 1 in. wide x 9 in. deep (93.98 x 33.02 x 22.86cm)

Materials: Doll: Plastic, rubber Helmet: Plastic, aluminium Spacesuit: Nylon, brass, aluminium Boots: Plastic

This small version of a Mercury spacesuit was one of perhaps a dozen made by the B .F. Goodrich Corporation in the early 1960s. They were given to VIPs for goodwill and publicity purposes. It looks almost identical to the suits worn by Mercury astronauts, but it has no interior pressure bladder, and the helmet and boots are much simplified versions of the full-size equipment.

Found in collection. Donor unknown at this time. Found on NASM premises.

Inventory number: A20020370000

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