EVA Glove Pouch, Gemini XII

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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 extravehicular activity (EVA) glove pouch held the gloves worn by Buzz Aldrin during the Gemini XII mission of November 11-15, 1966. This flight involved a basic investigation of EVA fundamentals through repetitive performance of basic, easily-monitored, and scheduled and fully calibrated tasks. Without question, "spacewalks" during the mission proved critical in advancing to the Apollo program and the eventual Moon landings at the end of the 1960s. Indeed, the flight was extended to give the crew time for EVAs during all conditions. Aldrin donned these from this pouch in the process of preparing for his spacewalk, and eventually undertook a total EVA of 5 hours and 30 minutes, setting a record for a single spacewalk and two stand-up exercises in the hatch of the Gemini capsule.

NASA transferred this pouch to the Smithsonian with the spacecraft in 1968.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Credit Line

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Materials

Vinyl, Synthetic Rubber, Plastic, Nylon, Velcro, Ink, Brass, Adhesive

Dimensions

3-D: 19.1 x 10.2 x 10.2cm (7 1/2 x 4 x 4 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

EQUIPMENT-EVA Devices

Inventory Number

A19680265030