Glove, Left, MOL, Developmental

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 a pair was constructed by the Hamilton Standard Corporation for the US Air Force Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) program in the early 1960s. The MOL program was an Air Force intelligence-gathering program that never became operational. The Air Force and NASA cooperated on this program, and after the termination of the project, the suits and gloves were transferred to NASA and in turn to the Smithsoinain Institution.

The gloves were made with a rubber/neoprene interior bladder, with nylon exterior layer and sharkskin pads on the fingers.

NASA transferred this the to Museum in 1972.