Pressure Suit, G4-C, McDivitt, Gemini 4, Flown

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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 James McDivitt, Commander of the Gemini 4 mission in June 1965. Gemini 4 was the first American mission in which an astronaut "walked in space."

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

Transferred from NASA in 1973.

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

Materials

  • Exterior: HT nylon (Replacement coverlayer)
  • Interior: Rubber/neoprene mix
  • Lining: Blue nylon
  • Connectors: Anodized aluminium
  • Zipper: Brass, cotton
  • Boot soles: Fluorel rubber
  • Z-Bar: Fiberglass

Dimensions

Overall: 5ft 5in. x 2ft 6in. x 11in. (165.1 x 76.2 x 27.9cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits

Inventory Number

A19670167000