Glove Dip Form, Left, 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 (IV) and extra-vehicular (EV) gloves used during the Apollo program.

These forms were made using a model of astronaut James Lovell's hands, and NASA transferred them to the National Air and Space Museum in 1976.