Glove, Right, A7-L, Apollo, Intravehicular, Apollo 9, Schweickart, 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 intravehicular glove was made for astronaut Russell Schweickart, who wore it during his Apollo 9 mission in March 1969.

It is constructed of a rubber/neoprene-compound bladder, dip molded from a cast of his hand, the interior of which has an inner core of nylon tricot. There is a convoluted section for ease of movement incorporated into the wrist with anodized aluminum connectors for attachment to the spacesuit. The wrist connects were always red for the right arm and blue for the left, with the corresponding glove disconnects on the spacesuit color coordinated. A finger-less glove restraint, designed to help maintain the glove's shape, is attached to the bladder at the wrist and encloses the entire hand excluding the fingers and thumb.

NASA transferred these gloves, along with Schweirkart's suit to the museum after the conclusion of the Apollo Program.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Materials

Beta Cloth, Anodized Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Rubber/Neoprene, Nylon, Velcro, Steel, Aluminum

Dimensions

3-D: 26.7 x 13.3 x 11.4cm (10 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear

Inventory Number

A19731283003