Assembly, Bio-Harness, Schmitt, Apollo 17

This Apollo Bio-Harness was worn by astronaut Harrison "Jack" Schmitt during his Apollo 17 mission in December, 1972, and was transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1985.

The Apollo Bio-Harness Assembly was worn under either the intra-vehicular (IV) or extra-vehicular (EV) pressure suit. It consisted of a cotton duck belt with teflon-coated beta cloth pockets into which the electrocardiograph signal conditioner, the impedance pneumograph signal conditioner and a DC-DC converter were inserted. These instruments monitored the physiological functions of the astronaut. The belt was fitted with snap fastners which attached the assembly to either the constant wear garment or the liquid cooling garment.