Glove, Left, A7-L, Intravehicular, Apollo 9, Scott, 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 astronaut David Scott, Command Module Pilot of the Apollo 9 mission in March, 1969. Apollo 9 was an earth orbital mission in which the lunar module was tested.

The Intra-vehicular gloves were worn during launch, and are 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.

NASA transferred the gloves to the Museum in 1972.