Glove, Left, A7-LB, Extravehicular, Apollo 17, Evans, 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:

These Apollo Extra-Vehicular (EV) gloves were made by ILC Industries for astronaut Ron Evans who wore them during his trans-earth EVA. The EV gloves were made of a beta cloth exterior with a woven stainless steel (Chromel-R) protective cover. The fingertips were amde of a latex compound and provided the astronauts with a greater ability to feel. The gloves were interechangeable with the Intra-Vehicular (IV) gloves, and were attached to the pressure suit with red anodized aluminium bearings.

Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1974.

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

Manufacturer

Astronaut

Credit Line

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Materials

  • Exterior: Beta cloth, Chromel-R, Velcro
  • Interior: Rubber/neoprene compound, nylon
  • Wrist bearing: Anodized aluminium, rubber

Dimensions

  • 3-D: 30.5 x 14.6 x 14cm (12 x 5 3/4 x 5 1/2 in.)
  • Other (wrist bearing): 3 7/8in. (9.8cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear

Inventory Number

A19740135004