Glove, Left, G4-C, Extravehicular, Gemini IV, McDivitt, 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 left glove was part of the Extra Vehicular Activity suit used by James McDivitt on Gemini IV. McDivitt was command pilot for Gemini IV, a 66-orbit 4-day mission that began on June 3, and ended June 7, 1965. The mission included a controlled extra-vehicular activity period and a number of experiments.

The David Clark Company, Inc. developed the Gemini spacesuits to be the true first American spacesuits that would operate as form-fitting spacecraft while astronauts worked in open space during a spacewalk. Gloves are particularly complex to create for this purpose as they protect the astronaut against wide temperature fluctuations and micrometroids while still allowing the astronaut some manual dexterity.

NASA transferred this glove, along with McDivitt's spacesuit, to the Museum in 1967.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number

A19670167005

Credit Line

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin

United States of America

Materials

High-Temperature Nylon, rubber, aluminum, brass

Dimensions

3-D: 27.9 x 10.2 x 10.2cm (11 x 4 x 4 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear