Glove, Left, A7-L, Intravehicular, Apollo 11, Aldrin, Flown

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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 intravehicular glove was made for astronaut "Buzz" Aldrin, who wore it during his Apollo 11 mission in July 1969.

It is constructed of a rubber/neoprene-compound bladder, dip molded from a cast of his hand, the interior of which has an inner core of nylon tricot. There is a convoluted section for ease of movement incorporated into the wrist with anodized aluminum connectors for attachment to the spacesuit. A finger-less glove restraint, designed to help maintain the glove's shape, is attached to the bladder at the wrist and enclosed the entire hand excluding the fingers and thumb.

Transferred from NASA in 1971.

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

Astronaut

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA,Manned Spacecraft Center

Materials

  • Glove: Neoprene/Rubber compound, nylon, aluminium, Velcro
  • Wrist: Beta cloth, rubber/neoprene compound
  • Wrist Bearing: Anodized aluminium

Dimensions

  • 3-D: 24.1 x 12.7 x 12.7cm (9 1/2 x 5 x 5 in.)
  • Other (Wrist disconnect): 4 1/4in. (10.8cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear

Inventory Number

A19730041004