Left, Glove, Paragon StratEx

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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:

On October 24, 2014, Dr. Alan Eustace used a state-of-the-art Pressure Suit Assembly to ascend to the top of the stratosphere beneath a large, helium-filled plastic balloon and sky dive back to Earth. He reached a maximum altitude of 135,889 feet before parachuting back to Earth, breaking the previous world record. He accomplished this mission by using a pressure suit alone for life support and foregoing the weight of a balloon gondola to ascend to the stratosphere.

Eustace wore this left hunting glove, manufactured by Manzella, during the jump.

The Eustace-Kwan family donated this item along with the suit to the museum in 2015.

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

Pilot

Robert Alan Eustace

Credit Line

Gift of the Eustace-Kwan family.

Materials

polyester, lycra, spandex

Dimensions

3-D: 22.9 × 16.5 × 0.6cm (9 × 6 1/2 × 1/4 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

EQUIPMENT

Inventory Number

A20150517000

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