Inflight Coverall Garment, Jacket, Evans, 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 is an inflight jacket assigned to astronaut Ronald Evans during the Apollo program. It was never flown. During the Apollo missions, the astronauts were able to change out of the full pressure suit they wore during launch, into a lightweight four-piece garment known as inflight cover garments. The complete outfit consists of jacket, which was equipped with reinforced holes on the upper torso through which the medical connectors could pass, and snap closures at the wrist and down the front. The trousers had a snap and elastic waist for adjustment, and snaps at the ankle for attachment to the boots, and for fit. The boots had snaps for attachment to the legs of the trousers and a circular Velcro patch on the soles.

The garment is constructed of a Teflon-coated beta cloth which is highly fire resistant, and the "slippery" qualities of the fabric enabled the astronaut to put it on and take it off 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. Flown garments had a mission symbol attached to the upper left torso.

NASA transferred this item to the Museum in 1974.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA Johnson Space Center

Materials

Synthetic Fabric, Velcro, Elastic, Copper Alloy, Unknown Plating, Plastic, Ink

Dimensions

Clothing: 65.4 x 167.6 x 2.5cm (25 3/4 x 66 x 1 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Flight Clothing

Inventory Number

A19791215000