Glove, Left, G3-C, Gemini 3, Grissom, 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 glove is part of the pair worn by astronaut Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, on the Gemini 3 flight in March, 1965. This was the first manned Gemini flight, whose primary mission was to test the new spacecraft.

G3-C gloves were constructed of HT nylon, a strap and buckle adjustment around the wrist and palm, and the red and blue anodized aluminum wrist disconnects. There is a steel palm bar in between the layers of the gloves. Finger lights on first and second finger, with battery pack pocket on upper surface.

Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center in 1968

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA, Manned Spacecraft Center

Materials

  • Exterior: HT Nylon, polyester, steel
  • Interior: Neoprene-coated nylon
  • Wrist disconnects: Anodized aluminum

Dimensions

3-D: 27.9 x 11.4 x 11.4cm (11 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear

Inventory Number

A19680456002