Glove, Right, A7-L, Extravehicular, Training

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 Extra-Vehicular (EV) glove was made for training purposes only, and was used by various astronauts during training sessions prior to the Apollo missions.

Like the gloves used on the lunar surface, training 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 gloves were attached to the spacesuit using the same mechanism as the intra-vehicular gloves.

Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1972