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


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


Credit Line

Transferred from NASA.


Country of Origin

United States of America


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


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