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.