Glove, Right, A7-L, Intravehicular, Apollo 11, Collins, Flown

Display Status:

This object is on display in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

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.