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This G3-C spacesuit was made for and worn by Virgil "Gus" Grissom on the first of the manned Gemini missions Gemini 3, on March 23rd, 1965. The 3-orbit mission lasted five hours during which time the astronauts tested the maneuverability of the spacecraft.

The suit consisted of five major assemblies, the main torso, helmet, boots, gloves and neck seal. Additionally, he wore a constant wear garment and life vest assembly. The suit permitted freedom of movement, and was equipped with communication and bio-medical transmission equipment.

The suit and components were transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston in 1968.

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 David Clark Company, Inc. Dimensions Approximate: 57 in. long x 27 in. wide x 10 in. deep (144.78 x 68.58 x 25.4cm)
Materials Exterior: HT Nylon, silk (flag), polycarbonate visor
Zippers: Cotton, brass, rubber/neoprene
Interior: Neoprene-coated nylon
Connectors, fittings and disconnects: Anodized aluminium
Inventory Number A19680456000 Credit Line Transferred from NASA, Manned Spacecraft Center Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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