This spacesuit was created for display purposes only. It is configured in the style of the suit worn by Scott Carpenter during the fourth orbital flight of a U.S. astronaut which took place on May 24, 1962. Scott Carpenter's flight lasted for 4 hours and 56 minutes, during which time he traveled over 76,000 miles.
The helmet and gloves are equipment used for training purposes during the Mercury Era, in the early 1960s.
As the suit was constructed for display purposes only, it has an exterior, but no interior layer. However, like the mission and training suits, it was manufactured by the B.F. Goodrich Company which were developed from the U.S. Navy MK- IV full pressure suit, was selected by NASA in 1959 for use in the Project Mercury.
Donated by North American Rockwell in 1973.