Glove, Right, Gemni, G4-C, Gemini 6, Stafford, Flown

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    Glove, Right, Gemni, G4-C, Gemini 6, Stafford, Flown

    Cream-colored left hand glove of HT nylon upper, a strap and buckle adjustment around the wrist and palm, with pale blue anodized aluminum wrist disconnect; there is a steel palm bar in between the layers of the glove; finger lights and battery pack.

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This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

This glove is part of the pair worn by astronaut Tom Stafford, Pilot of the Gemini 6 mission in December 1965. The mission was a 14 day orbital mission during which Gemini 7 and Gemini 6 performed successful rendezvous maneuvers and proved that man could live and work in space for an extended period of time.

G4-C gloves were constructed in a very similar fashion to both the G3-C and G5-C gloves: HT nylon, a strap and buckle adjustment around the wrist and palm, and the red and blue anodized aluminum wrist disconnects. There is a steel palm bar in between the layers of the gloves. There are finger lights and a small battery pack to facilitate visibility during periods of darkness.

The NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center transferred the gloves to the Museum in 1968.