Helmet, Pressure Bubble, Apollo, A7-L, Experimental

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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 pressure helmet was was modified for experimental air-flow purposes, and was worn during testing of those features.

The Apollo pressure helmet was a molded, polycarbonate shell with a bayonet base, bonded to the helmet neck ring, and was the male half of the suit neck-ring assembly. There were two configurations used on Apollo suits which were not interchangable, the earlier configuration was anodized blue, with the later configuration being anodized red.

Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number

A20050458000

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA.

Manufacturer

Country of Origin

United States of America

Materials

  • Pressure bubble: Polycarbonate
  • Comfort Pad: Anodized aluminium, Beta cloth
  • Neck Disconnect: Anodized aluminum

Dimensions

3-D: 26.7 x 32.1 x 28.3cm (10 1/2 x 12 5/8 x 11 1/8 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear