Glove, Right, MOL


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 glove is part of a pair was constructed by the Hamilton Standard Corporation for the U.S. Air Force's MOL (Manned Orbiting Laboratory) program in the early 1960s. The MOL program was an Air Force intelligence-gathering program that never became operational. The Air Force and NASA cooperated on this program, and after the termination of the project, the suits and gloves were transferred to NASA and in turn to the Smithsoinain Institution.

The gloves were made with a rubber/neoprene interior bladder, with nylong exterior layer and sharkskin pads on the fingers.

Transferred from NASA in 1972.

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


Credit Line

Transferred from NASA manned Spacecraft Center


Anodized Aluminum, Steel, Nylon, Rubber/Neoprene, Shark Skin, Aluminum, Plastic, Velcro, Synthetic Fabric


3-D: 27.9 x 11.4 x 12.7cm (11 x 4 1/2 x 5 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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