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 made for and worn by astronaut Ron Evans, Command Module Pilot of the Apollo 17 mission to the moon in December, 1972.
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 to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1974
Collection Item Long Description:
Restrictions & Rights
- Glove: Rubber/Neoprene compound, nylon (ripstop), stainless steel
- Wrist bearing: Anodized aluminium
- 3-D: 27.9cm (11 in.)
- Other (wrist bearing): 5in. (12.7cm)