This helmet was worn by astronaut Tom Stafford during his Gemini 6 flight in December, 1965, and again on his Gemini 9 mission in June, 1966.
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 Smithsonian Institution in 1968