Glove, Left, A7-L, Intravehicular, Apollo 8, Borman, Flown

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 Intra-vehicular glove is part of the pair worn by Frank Borman, Commander of the Apollo 8 mission in December of 1968. Apollo 8 was the first lunar orbital flight of the Apollo missions.

The Intra-vehicular gloves were worn during launch, and were made with a bladder, which was dip molded from a hand cast of the individual's hand. The interior had an inner restraint core of nylon tricot which had been dipped in a neoprene compound. A convoluted section was incorporated into the wrist with anodized aluminium connectors for attachment to the spacesuit. A fingerless glove restraint was attached to the bladder at the wrist and enclosed the entire hand excluding the fingers and thumb.

NASA transferred this object to the museum in 1969.