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 jacket is part of a four-piece inflight coverall assigned to astronaut Buzz Aldrin, however it was never worn.
The complete garment consists of jacket, trousers and boots which had a circular Velcro patch on the soles. It is constructed of a Teflon fabric which is highly fire resistant, and the "slippery" qualities of the fabric enabled the astronaut to don and doff the garment with ease in a weightless environment.
The jacket had a US flag on the left shoulder and a NASA "meatball" logo on the upper torso. Flight garments also had a mission symbol attached to the upper torso.
It was transferred to the Museum from NASA in 1979.
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- Overall: Teflon-coated Beta cloth
- Snaps: Chrome-covered brass