Gold Visor, Apollo, Extravehicular

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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:

This gold visor is part of a total Apollo extra-vehicular visor assembly, though it was never used.

The Apollo A7-L Lunar Extravehicular Visor Assembly consisted of a polycarbonate shell onto which the cover, visors, hinges, eyeshades, and latch were attached. It consisted of two visors, one covered with a thermal control coating and the other with a gold optical coating. It had two side sunshields which could be raised and lowered independently.

This helmet was worn over the pressure helmet and fastened with a latch during EVA periods, and provided impact, micrometeoroid, thermal, ultraviolet and infrared light protection.

Transferred from NASA in 1978.

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

Subcontractor

LTV/MSD

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA

Materials

Synthetic

Dimensions

3-D: 23.2 × 28.9 × 20.6cm (9 1/8 × 11 3/8 × 8 1/8 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Inventory Number

A20050453000