Glove, Right, Gemini 4, White, Flown

favorite

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 full pressure glove is part of the pair worn by astronaut Ed White during the Gemini 4 mission in June, 1965. The gloves were designed and constructed by the B.F. Goodrich Company. The David Clark Company modified the gloves for use in the Gemini program.

The glove is constructed of two layers - an internal rubber/Neoprene pressure bladder, and a nylon upper cover-layer, with a neoprene-impregnated nylon palm which was designed to prevent objects from slipping out of the astronaut's hands during weightlessness.

The NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center transferred the gloves to the Museum in 1967.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center

Materials

  • Exterior: HT Nylon, polyester, steel
  • Interior: Neoprene-coated nylon
  • Wrist disconnects: Anodized aluminum

Dimensions

3-D: 27.9 x 10.8 x 8.9cm (11 x 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear

Inventory Number

A19670210003