Helmet, EV, Aldrin, Apollo 11

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    Orange plastic over-helmet with white beta-cloth cover; clear plex pull-down visor with metal edge / handle missing; gold plated sun visor with three pull-down metal sunshades.

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This Extra-vehicular visor assembly was worn by astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin on the lunar surface during his historic Apollo 11 mission in July, 1969.

The A7-L Lunar Extravehicular Visor Assembly consists of a polycarbonate shell onto which the cover, visors, hinges, eyeshades, and latch are attached. It has two visors, one covered with a thermal control coating and the other with a gold optical coating. It also has 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 to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1971.