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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

Manufacturer

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.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Medical

Inventory Number

A19670190000