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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.

Display Status

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

Object Details
Country of Origin United States of America Type PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits Manufacturer ILC Industries Inc.
Astronaut John W. Young
Dimensions Overall: 5ft 11in. x 2ft 5in. x 1ft 3in. (180.34 x 73.66 x 38.1cm)
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
Inventory Number A19740149000 Credit Line Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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