This spacesuit was constructed to provide a realistic display of astronaut Walter (Wally) Schirra. Wally Schirra was launched in Sigma 7 on October 3, 1962 and flew for 9 hours and 13 minutes, during which time he traveled 153,900 miles and orbited the earth five and three quarter times. It was the third orbital mission of the US Space program.
As the suit was constructed for display purposes only, it has an exterior, but no interior layer. However, like the mission and training suits, it was manufactured by the B.F. Goodrich Company, and was developed from the U.S. Navy MK- IV full pressure suit. It was selected by NASA in 1959 for use in the Project Mercury.
Donated by North American Rockwell in 1973.