Pressure Suit, Apollo, A7-L, Borman, Training

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 Frank Borman, who used it during training sessions during the Apollo program.

Training suits were identical to those worn during flight, and were designed to provide a life sustaining environment for the astronaut during periods of extra vehicular activity or during unpressurized spacecraft operation. It permitted maximum mobility and was designed to be worn with relative comfort for up to 115 hours in conjunction with the liquid cooling garment. It was also capable of being worn for 14 days in an unpressurized mode.

The spacesuit was made by the International Latex Corporation, with the designation A-7L, and was constructed in the Extra-vehicular or EV configuration.

NASA transferred this suit to the Museum in 1976.