Inflight Coverall Garment, Jacket, Aldrin, Apollo, Unflown

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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 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.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number

D19791187000

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center

Astronaut

Country of Origin

United States of America

Materials

  • Overall: Teflon-coated Beta cloth
  • Snaps: Chrome-covered brass

Dimensions

Clothing: 61 x 50.8 x 2.5cm (24 x 20 x 1 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-Flight Clothing