Glove, Right, A7-LB, Extravehicular, Apollo 16, Mattingly, Flown

This extra-vehicular (EV) glove is part of the pair made for, and worn by astronaut Thomas Mattingly, Command Module Pilot of the Apollo 16 mission that landed men on the moon in April 1972. He wore them during a trans-earth EVA.

They were constructed of an outer shell of Chromel-R fabric and thermal insulation to provide protection when handling extremely hot and cold objects. The blue fingertips were made of silicone rubber to provide more sensitivity. They were attached to the spacesuit with the same locking mechanism as the intravehicular gloves.

Transferred from NASA in 1973