Collection Item Summary:
This helmet was worn by astronaut James Lovell during his Gemini 12 flight in November, 1966.
The helmet was constructed of fiberglass and epoxy resin and was molded to fit directly into the neck bearing disconnect. A Plexiglas visor, capable of being raised for access, was attached with pivots, and when lowered into pressure sealing position, it locked in place with a latch. Communication devices with suede-covered ear pads were incorporated into the helmet.
Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1968