Pressure Suit, A7-L, Aldrin, Apollo 11, Flown

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    Pressure Suit, A7-L, Aldrin, Apollo 11, Flown

    White beta cloth lunar spacesuit worn by Buzz Aldrin on Apollo 11 mission. Has two red and four blue hose connectors on torso. NASA "meatball" logo, name tag and Apollo 11 mission symbol on chest. US flag on left shoulder.

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    Pressure Suit, A7-L, Aldrin, Apollo 11, Flown

    White beta cloth lunar spacesuit worn by Buzz Aldrin on Apollo 11 mission. Has two red and four blue hose connectors on torso. NASA "meatball" logo, name tag and Apollo 11 mission symbol on chest. US flag on left shoulder.

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    Aldrin Apollo 11 Spacesuit

    This spacesuit, worn by Aldrin during his EVA (extra-vehicular activity) on the moon in 1969 is a model A7L suit and was tailored especially for him.

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This spacesuit was worn by astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, lunar module pilot of the Apollo 11 mission which landed the first man on the moon on July 20, 1969.

The lunar spacesuits were designed to provide a life sustaining environment for the astronaut during periods of extra vehicular activity or during unpressurized spacecraft operation. They permitted maximum mobility and were designed to be worn with relative comfort for up to 115 hours in conjunction with the liquid cooling garment. If necessary, they were also capable of being worn for 14 days in an unpressurized mode.

The spacesuit has the designation A-7L, and was constructed in the Extra-vehicular or EV configuration.

Transferred from NASA in 1971.