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

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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:

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.

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

Astronaut

Buzz Aldrin

Manufacturer

ILC Industries Inc.

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA,Manned Spacecraft Center

Materials

  • Overall - beta cloth, rubber, nylon, plastic
  • Connectors - aluminum (red, blue)
  • Neck ring - aluminum
  • Wrist rings - aluminum (red, blue)

Dimensions

Overall: 5 ft. 6 15/16 in. tall x 2 ft. 8 5/16 in. wide x 11 in. deep (170.02 x 82 x 27.9cm)

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National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits

Inventory Number

A19730041000