This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Collection Item Summary:
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 to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center in 1967.
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- Exterior upper: Aluminized nylon
- Exterior Sole: Rubber
- Lining: Nylon
- HAZMAT: Possible Cadmium Plating
- Webbing: Nylon
- Buckles: Steel
- Zipper: Brass, cotton webbing