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The pad and paper displayed here were issued to astronaut John Glenn to enable him to perform various tasks and experiments during the flight of Friendship 7 in February 1962. The pad was attached to a rigid surface with a webbing, snap and buckle fastener to enable him to attach it to his knee for ease of use. The pencil was attached with nylon cord to prevent it from floating away in the zero gravity of space.
Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1967.
This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Country of Origin
United States of America
Overland Machined Products Inc.
3-D: 26.8 × 14.2 × 6cm (10 9/16 × 5 9/16 × 2 3/8 in.) Materials
Pad: Aluminium with paper
Strap: Cotton webbing, aluminium fastenings Inventory Number
Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center
National Air and Space Museum
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