Coverlayer Cuff, G-4-C, White, Gemini 4


Display Status:

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 cover-layer cuff is part of the pair was worn by astronaut Ed White on the Gemini 4 mission in June 1965, during which he became the first American to "walk in space."

The cuffs were worn over his wrist, where the sunlight would have heated the aluminium locking rings to an excessive temperature had they not been protected by these cuffs. They are made of the same high-temperature nylon as the spacesuit, and fitted in place with the help of a small elastic band.

NASA transferred the suit to the Museum in 1967.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number


Credit Line

Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center

Country of Origin

United States of America


Overall: HT Nylon


Overall: 6 3/4in. x 5 3/4in. (17.15 x 14.61cm)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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


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