Pressure Suit Coverlayer, G4-C, White, Gemini 4


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 is the original cover-layer from the spacesuit worn by astronaut Ed White on the Gemini 4 mission in June 1965. The cover-layer is made of high-temperature nylon, later called Nomex, and was designed to provide thermal protection for the astronaut during the mission.

The cover-layer was removed in 1986 due the major deterioration of the nylon, and it was replaced by the spacesuit manufacturer with a replica layer. This original layer is kept in environmental storage.

NASA transferred the suit to the Museum in 1967.

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

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center


  • Overall: High-Temperature nylon
  • Lacing: Nylon


Approximate: 4ft 7in. x 2ft 1in. x 6in. (139.7 x 63.5 x 15.24cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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