Glove, Right, A7-L, Intravehicular, Apollo 11, Collins, 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 or IV glove was made for astronaut Michael Collins, who wore it during his Apollo 11 mission in July 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. A glove restraint, designed to help maintain the glove's shape, is attached to the bladder at the wrist and enclosed the entire hand excluding the fingers and thumb.

Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center in 1971.

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

Astronaut

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center

Materials

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

Dimensions

  • 3-D: 24.1 x 12.7 x 12.7cm (9 1/2 x 5 x 5 in.)
  • Other (Wrist disconnect): 4 1/4 in. (10.8cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear

Inventory Number

A19730042003