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.
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- 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