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Bio-Sensors, Glenn, Friendship 7

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This object is on display in the Apollo to the Moon exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

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.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Astronaut

John H. Glenn, Jr.

Manufacturer

Unknown

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center

Materials

  • Sensors: Rubber, aluminium
  • Wires: Plastic-coated copper wire
  • Microphone: aluminium

Dimensions

3-D (As Displayed): 61 × 3.8 × 1.3cm (24 × 1 1/2 × 1/2 in.)

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National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Medical

Inventory Number

A19670189000