Pressure Suit, A7-L, Young, Apollo 10, Flown

Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This spacesuit was constructed for and worn by astronaut John Young, Command Module Pilot of the Apollo 10 mission in May1969. The mission was designed to test lunar orbit, rendezvous and docking procedures, and to test the lunar lander in anticipation of the first manned luanr landing of Apollo 11 in July 1969. During these tests, John Young became the first man to orbit the moon solo. Apollo 10 Commander thosmas Stafford and Lunar Module Pilot Gene Cernan simulated a lunar landing inside the lunar module.

The suit has the designation A7-L and was constructed in the IV or intra-vehicular configuration.

NASA transferred this spacesuit to the National Air and Space Museum in 1972.