Glove, Left, Mercury, M-8, Shepard, Training

This left glove is part of a pressure suit that was used for training during NASA's Project Mercury by astronaut Alan Shepard. During NASA's first human spaceflight program the B. F. Goodrich Company modified their high altitude Mark IV pressure suits for use in space. This gloveshows damages from rigorous use and the natural decay of the materials inside it.

NASA transferred the spacesuit and gloves to the Museum.