Glove Dip Form, Left Hand, Lovell

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:

These black rubber hand shapes are forms used in the construction of Apollo pressure gloves. They were made from a cast of the astronaut's hands, and were inserted into a nylon glove and then dipped in a rubber/neoprene compound. The result of the dipping process became the interior pressure bladder of both intra-vehicular and extra-vehicular gloves used during the Apollo program.

This form was made using a model of astronaut James Lovell's left hand, and ILC Industries transferred it and its mate to the museum in 1973.