Harness, Parachute, Borman, Gemini VII

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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 is the nylon harness used by astronaut Frank Borman during the Gemini VII mission in December 1965. Borman, along with James A. Lovell, Jr., were in space for fourteen days. It was the longest U.S. spaceflight until the Skylab missions in the 1970s. The harness provided a lightweight, strong, and comfortable means of attaching the personal parachute to the astronaut, which were only used during the Gemini program. Northrop Ventura made the harness and parachute.

NASA transferred the harness to the Museum in 1968.

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 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Materials

Nylon Webbing, Steel, Velcro, Ink, Cadmium

Dimensions

3-D: 85.1 x 45.7 x 7.6cm (33 1/2 x 18 x 3 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Accessories

Inventory Number

A19680024000