Glove, Right, A7-L, Intra-vehicular, Apollo 8, Anders, 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 Intra-vehicular glove is part of the pair worn by William Anders, Lunar Module Pilot of the Apollo 8 mission in December of 1968. Apollo 8 was the first lunar orbital flight of the Apollo missions.

The Intra-vehicular gloves were worn during launch, and were made with a bladder, which was dip molded from a hand cast of the individual's hand. The interior had an inner restraint core of nylon tricot which had been dipped in a neoprene compound. A convoluted section was incorporated into the wrist with anodized aluminum connectors for attachment to the spacesuit. A fingerless glove restraint was attached to the bladder at the wrist and enclosed the entire hand excluding the fingers and thumb.

NASA transferred this glove to the museum in 1969.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

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

  • Glove: Neoprene/Rubber compound, nylon, aluminum, Velcro
  • Wrist: Beta cloth, rubber/neoprene compound
  • Wrist Bearing: Anodized aluminium

Dimensions

3-D: 30.5 x 15.2 x 15.2cm (12 x 6 x 6 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear

Inventory Number

A19700342003