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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.

Display Status

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Object Details
Country of Origin United States of America Type PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear Manufacturer David Clark Company, Inc.
Astronaut James A. McDivitt
Dimensions 3-D: 27.9 x 10.2 x 10.2cm (11 x 4 x 4 in.)
Materials High-Temperature Nylon, rubber, aluminum, brass
Inventory Number A19670167005 Credit Line Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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