Glove, Right, A7-LB, Intravehicular, Apollo 17, Evans, 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 made for and worn by astronaut Ron Evans, Command Module Pilot of the Apollo 17 mission to the moon in December, 1972.

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 finger-less 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 to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1974

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number

A19740135003

Credit Line

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Manufacturer

Astronaut

Country of Origin

United States of America

Materials

  • Glove: Rubber/Neoprene compound, nylon (ripstop), stainless steel
  • Wrist bearing: Anodized aluminium

Dimensions

  • 3-D: 27.9cm (11 in.)
  • Other (wrist bearing): 5in. (12.7cm)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear