Glove, Right, Apollo, A6-L, Intravehicular, Developmental

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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 A6-L Intra-vehicular glove is part of a pair made during the Apollo program to be used for developmental purposes.

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.

NASA transferred this glove and its mate to the museum after the Apollo program.

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

  • Fingers: neoprine rubber, aluminum, nylon
  • Wrist: nylon, fiberglass, aluminum
  • Locking ring :anodized aluminum

Dimensions

3-D: 27.9 x 15.2 x 19.1cm (11 x 6 x 7 1/2 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear

Inventory Number

A19781402001