This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Collection Item Summary:
This helmet was made for and worn by John Glenn during his historic Mercury Friendship 7 flight in February 1962.
It was constructed of a resinous, impregnated fiber glass hard shell with an individually molded crushable impact liner. It contained a visor sealing system, ventilation exhaust outlet, and a communications system.
Tranmsferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center in 1967.
Collection Item Long Description:
Restrictions & Rights
- HAZMAT: Cadmium Plating
- Exterior: Plastic, aluminium, rubber
- Interior: Leather, plastic, foam, aluminium
- 3-D (Helmet): 27.9 × 30.5 × 24.1cm, 2.3kg (11 × 12 × 9 1/2 in., 5lb.)
- 3-D (Cord): 32 × 3cm (12 5/8 × 1 3/16 in.)