Collection Item Summary:
This intra-vehicular glove is part of the pair made for astronaut Donald "Deke" Slayton, and was used as a back-up in the event of glove failure. "Deke" was the docking module pilot of the historic ASTP (Apollo-Soyuz Test Project) Mission in July 1975.
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 1978.