Glove, Left, Mercury

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This object is on display in the Human Spaceflight at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Human Spaceflight

This glove is part of a pair worn by an unknown astronaut during training sessions prior to the Mercury missions in the early 1960s.

The gloves were constructed of an inner layer made from a mold of the astronaut's hand, dipped in a rubber compound. The outer layer was fabricated of one-way stretch nylon with leather palms and lacing on the back. The gloves assumed the contours of the hand controller, and attached to the suit with a bll-bearing lock mechanism. Adjustment bands with snaps produce a snug fit.

Transferred from NASA in C-1975