Glove, Right, A7-L, Extravehicular, Apollo 11, Armstrong, Flown

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    Glove, Right, A7-L, Extravehicular, Apollo 11, Armstrong, Flown

    Right-hand EV glove with white beta cloth gauntlet, Chromel-R hand with blue rubber / polymer fingertips; velcro-closured flap on upper surface covering adjustment band; red wrist disconnect.

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    Glove, Right, A7-L, Extravehicular, Apollo 11, Armstrong, Flown

    Right-hand EV glove with white beta cloth gauntlet, Chromel-R hand with blue rubber / polymer fingertips; velcro-closured flap on upper surface covering adjustment band; red wrist disconnect.

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    Glove, Right, A7-L, Extravehicular, Apollo 11, Armstrong, Flown

    Right-hand EV glove with white beta cloth gauntlet, Chromel-R hand with blue rubber / polymer fingertips; velcro-closured flap on upper surface covering adjustment band; red wrist disconnect.

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    Secret Space Suite Gloves

    Surprising details on Neil Armstrong's spacesuit gloves.

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These Extra-Vehicular (EV) gloves were made for and worn by astronaut Neil Armstrong, Commander of the Apollo 11 mission in July, 1969.

The gloves were constructed of an outer shell of Chromel-R fabric with thermal insulation to provide protection while handling extremely hot or cold objects. The blue fingertips were made of silicone rubber to provide sensitivity. The inner glove was of a rubber/neoprene compound, into which the restraint system was integrated, and they attached to the spacesuit using the same mechanism as the intra-vehicular gloves.

Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1971.