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This spacesuit was made for and worn by astronaut James Lovell, while he was Command Module pilot of the Apollo 8 mission that orbited the moon in December 1968.
The Apollo 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 was made by ILC Industries, Inc. with the designation A-7L and was constructed in the Extra-vehicular or EV configuration.
Transferred from NASA in 1970.