Pressure Suit, A7-LB, Young, Apollo 16, Flown

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    Pressure Suit, A7-LB, Young, Apollo 16, Flown

    White beta cloth spacesuit worn by John Young, Commander of the Apollo 16 mission which landed two men on the moon in April, 1972. It is the EV configuration, A7-LB spacesuit 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 16 mission symbol and name tag on upper chest, US flag on left shoulder.

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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.