Glove, Shuttle EMU Space Suit (right)

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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:

Spacesuit gloves are made of many layers of insulation materials and tough fabric for pressurization, warmth, and protection, yet they are flexible enough for the astronauts to handle tools and do tasks with their fingers. Various glove designs have been developed in the quest for improved comfort and utility. This Phase VI glove, designed by ILC for the shuttle-era spacesuit, has a silicone coated palm and fingers for durability and flexibility. This is only the outer cover, the protective thermal micrometeoroid garment that resists wear and tear. Over the years, NASA transferred to the Museum this and many other spacesuit gloves from the shuttle era.

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, Johnson Space Center.

Materials

Ortho fabric, rubber (Silicone), nylon tricot, velcro, aluminized mylar, dacron

Dimensions

3-D: 40.6 x 16.5 x 16.5cm (16 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear

Inventory Number

A20000676001