Pressure Suit, A7-LB, Scott, Apollo 15, Flown

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    Pressure Suit, A7-LB, Scott, Apollo 15, Flown

    White beta cloth spacesuit worn by David Scott, Commander of the Apollo 15 mission. It is an A7-LB spacesuit in the EV configuration, with a diagonal zipper over the torso, red "commander" stripes on the upper arms and upper legs. Two red and four blue hose connector fittings on the torso. NASA "meatball" logo, Apollo 15 mission symbol and name tag on upper chest, US flag on left shoulder.

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

This spacesuit was made for, and worn by David Scott, commander of the Apollo 15 mission that landed two men on the moon in July, 1971. This was the first mission to use the lunar roving vehicle.

The suit was constructed by the International Latex Corporation, with the designation A-7LB, and consisted of approximately 26 layers of materials designed to protect the astronaut from the extremes of temperature to be found in the vacuum of space and on the lunar surface. When combined with the portable life support system and other components making up the extravehicular mobility unit, it all weighed approximately 185 pounds here on earth.

Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1974.