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Note Pad and Pencil, Glenn, Friendship 7

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Display Status:

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:

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.

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

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center

Materials

  • Pad: Aluminium with paper
  • Strap: Cotton webbing, aluminium fastenings

Dimensions

3-D: 26.8 × 14.2 × 6cm (10 9/16 × 5 9/16 × 2 3/8 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous

Inventory Number

A19670186000