Post Landing Kit, Gemini IV

On June 3, 1965, a Titan II rocket launched Gemini IV, carrying astronauts James McDivitt and Edward White into orbit. The flight lasted four days and included a historic space walk by White, the first by an American, early in the mission. Ten weeks earlier, Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov had become the first human to "walk in space." The mission ended on June 7, setting a new U.S. human space record of four days in space.

This post-landing kit was stored inside the spacecraft and provided tools and clips for the astronauts to use after splashing down in the ocean, before or after they opened the hatches. It contains an Allen wrench, a screwdriver, tape, two splash curtain clips and wire.

NASA gave the Gemini IV spacecraft to the Smithsonian in 1965. The kit was removed from the spacecraft in 1977.