Bio-Sensors, Glenn, Friendship 7

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This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This Bio-Harness Assembly was worn under the Mercury pressure suit and was worn by John Glenn during his historic Friendship 7 flight on February 20, 1962.

The components consisted of an electrocardiograph signal conditioner, an impedance pneumograph signal conditioner and a DC-DC converter. These instruments monitored the physiological functions of the astronaut. The sensor attachment in the helmet was for respiration count.