Collection Item Summary:
This helmet was worn by astronaut Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom during his Gemini 3 flight in March 1965.
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 from NASA, Manned Spacecraft Center to the National Air and Space Museum in 1968.