Collection Item Summary:
This jacket is part of a four-piece inflight coverall worn by astronaut Harrison "Jack" Schmitt during his Apollo 17 mission in December, 1972. The inflight coverall garment was transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1979.
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.
Transferred from to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1979.