Pressure Suit, A7-LB, Evans, Apollo 17, Flown

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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 made for, and worn by astronaut Ronald Evans, Command Module pilot for the Apollo 17mission, which in December, 1972, was the last manned lunar mission. The spacesuit is a modified A7-L in the EV (extra-vehicular) configuration designed by ILC Industries.

While Harrison Schmitt and Eugene Cernan were on the lunar surface, Ron Evans circled the moon in the command module "America", making detailed surveys of the lunar surface. During the return flight, he made a deep-space EVA lasting 1 hour and 6 minutes.

Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum in 1974.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number

A19740135000

Credit Line

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Manufacturer

Astronaut

Country of Origin

United States of America

Materials

  • Exterior: Beta cloth, nylon, polyester, velcro, aluminium
  • Interior: Rubber/Neoprene, nylon, mylar, polyester, plastic
  • Neck ring: Anodized aluminium
  • Hose connectors: Anodized aluminium
  • Wrist locking rings: Anodized aluminium

Dimensions

Overall: 5 ft. 3 1/2 in. tall x 1 ft. 10 in. wide x 1 ft. deep (167.6 x 81.3 x 30.5cm)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits