Helmet, EV, Scott, Apollo 15

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    Helmet, EV, Scott, Apollo 15

    A-7-LB Lunar extra-vehicular visor with orange polycarbonate shell with beta-bloth cover, steel protective cover and sunshades which can be raised or lowered independently. One UV polycarbonate, and one gold-covered polycarbonate visor. Velcro closures. Red "Commander" stripe.

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    A-7-LB Lunar extra-vehicular visor with orange polycarbonate shell with beta-bloth cover, steel protective cover and sunshades which can be raised or lowered independently. One UV polycarbonate, and one gold-covered polycarbonate visor. Velcro closures. Red "Commander" stripe.

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    Helmet, EV, Scott, Apollo 15

    A-7-LB Lunar extra-vehicular visor with orange polycarbonate shell with beta-bloth cover, steel protective cover and sunshades which can be raised or lowered independently. One UV polycarbonate, and one gold-covered polycarbonate visor. Velcro closures. Red "Commander" stripe.

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    A-7-LB Lunar extra-vehicular visor with orange polycarbonate shell with beta-bloth cover, steel protective cover and sunshades which can be raised or lowered independently. One UV polycarbonate, and one gold-covered polycarbonate visor. Velcro closures. Red "Commander" stripe.

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This object is on display in the Space Race exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

This Lunar Extra-Vehicular Visor Assembly (LEVA) was worn by astronaut David Scott, Commander of the Apollo 15 lunar mission to the Hadley Rille in July/August, 1971.

The A7-LB Lunar Extravehicular Visor Assembly consisted of a polycarbonate shell onto which the cover, visors, hinges, eyeshades and latch are attached. It consisted of two visors, one covered with a thermal control coating and the other with a gold optical coating. It had one center and two side sunshields which could be raised and lowered independently of the other two visors. This visor 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 1974.