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Kit, First Aid, Mercury, Glenn, Friendship 7

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This object is on display in the Apollo to the Moon exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

This first aid kit was part of the equipment assigned to John Glenn for his historic Friendship 7 mission in February, 1962.

The kit is small, and contained minor first aid supplies for use in the event of a minor mishap.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

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

Astronaut

John H. Glenn, Jr.

Manufacturer

Unknown

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA

Materials

  • Case: Aluminized nylon, polyester
  • Scissors: Chromed steel
  • Cords: Plastic-coated copper

Dimensions

  • Overall: 9 1/2in. x 2 1/4in. x 1in. (24.1 x 5.7 x 2.5cm)
  • 3-D (Scissors): 21.5 × 8.5 × 1cm (8 7/16 × 3 3/8 × 3/8 in.)
  • 3-D (Kit): 24.5 × 6.5 × 3cm (9 5/8 × 2 9/16 × 1 3/16 in.)

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National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Medical

Inventory Number

A19670190000