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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.

Display Status This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Object Details
Country of Origin United States of America Type PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous Manufacturer Overland Machined Products Inc. Dimensions 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 A19670186000 Credit Line Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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