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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.

Display Status

This object is on display in Destination Moon at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

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Object Details
Country of Origin United States of America Type PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear Manufacturer ILC Industries Inc. Dimensions 3-D: 31.8 x 16.5 x 14cm (12 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)
Materials Exterior: Beta cloth, Chromel-R, Velcro, rubber/silicone
Interior: Rubber/Neoprene compound, nylon
Wrist disconnect: Anodized aluminium
Inventory Number A19730040003 Credit Line Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center. NASA has the right of first refusal upon deaccession as per agreement. Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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