Inflight Coverall Garment, Trousers, Aldrin, Apollo 11

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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:

These trousers are part of a four-piece inflight coverall garment worn by astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin during his Apollo 11 mission in July 1969.

The complete garment, made by the B. Welson Company, consists of jacket, trousers and boots which had a circular Velcro patch on the soles. It is constructed of a Teflon-coated beta cloth 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 to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1979

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number

A19791766000

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center

Astronaut

Country of Origin

United States of America

Materials

  • Overall: Teflon coated Beta Cloth, Velcro
  • Snaps: Chrome-covered brass
  • Zipper: Copper Alloy

Dimensions

Clothing: 100.6 x 48.9 x 6.4cm (39 5/8 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/2 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