Pressure Suit, A7-LB, Worden, Apollo 15, 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 worn by astronaut and Command Module Pilot Al Worden, during the Apollo 15 mission in July, 1971.

During the return flight, he made a 38 minute deep-space extra-vehicular activity (EVA) while 199,000 miles from earth. For this deep-space EVA, he wore this suit, and the mission commander's Lunar EVA helmet and gloves.

To ensure the maximum mobility and comfort for the astronaut, the suits were custom fitted. The astronaut entered the suit from the rear, through the pressure sealing slide fastener opening. Convoluted joint sections of rubber were located in the shoulders, elbows, knees, hips and ankles. From the inside out, the suit was constructed of a nylon comfort layer, a neoprene-coated nylon pressure bladder and nylon restraint layer. The outer layers of the spacesuit consisted of Nomex and two layers of Teflon-coated Beta cloth, followed by layers of neoprene-coated nylon, Beta/ Kapton spacer laminate, and an outer layer of Teflon-coated Beta cloth.

Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center in 1973.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number

A19730059000

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA, Manned Spacecraft Center.

Manufacturer

Country of Origin

United States of America

Materials

  • Exterior: Beta cloth, nylon, polyester, velcro
  • Interior: Rubber/Neoprene, nylon
  • Connectors: Anodized aluminum
  • Neckring: Anodized aluminum
  • Wrist locking rings: Anodized aluminum

Dimensions

Overall: 5ft 7in. x 2ft 8in. x 11in. (170.18 x 81.3 x 27.9cm)

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