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.