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 designed for and worn by Ed White during his historic "walk in space" in June 1965. The EVA was the first by an American astronaut and lasted approximately 21 minutes.

The David Clark Company constructed the spacesuit and named it G-4-C. The G-4-C EVA suit was composed of 21 layers (including the cotton undergarment), as opposed to the 4 layers of the G-3-C suit. The spacesuit was developed by the Manned Spaceflight Center, Crew Systems Division, and designed and constructed by the David Clark Company of Worcester, Massachusetts, incorporating B.F. Goodrich helmet and gloves.

Transferred from NASA 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


  • Exterior: HT nylon, silk (flag), polycarbonate visor
  • Zippers: Cotton, brass, rubber/neoprene
  • Interior: Neoprene-coated nylon
  • Connectors, fittings and disconnects: Anodized aluminum


Overall: 5ft 4in. x 1ft 10in. x 6in. (162.6 x 55.9 x 15.2cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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