Pressure Suit, A7-LB, Young, Apollo 16, 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 John W. Young Jr., commander of the Apollo 16 mission that landed men on the Moon in April 1972.

The spacesuit was made by the International Latex Corporation, with the designation A7-LB, and when combined with the portable life support system and other components making up the extravehicular mobility unit, weighed approximately 185 pounds here on Earth.

Transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1973.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Manufacturer

Astronaut

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center

Materials

  • Exterior: Beta cloth, Chromel-R, nylon, polyester, aluminum, Velcro
  • Interior: Nylon, rubber/Neoprene, mylar, polyester
  • Neckring: Anodized aluminium, red
  • Connectors: Anodized aluminium, 2 red, 4 blue
  • Wrist locking rings: Anodized aluminium, one red, one blue

Dimensions

Overall: 5ft 11in. x 2ft 5in. x 1ft 3in. (180.34 x 73.66 x 38.1cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits

Inventory Number

A19740149000