Helmet, Mercury, Glenn, Friendship 7

Display Status:

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.