Pressure suit, G5-C, Borman, Gemini 7, 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 Frank Borman, Commander of the Gemini 7 flight in December 1965. The mission was a 14 day orbital mission during which Gemini 7 and Gemini 6 performed successful rendezvous and docking maneuvers and proved that man could live and work in space for an extended period of time.

The G5-C suit was designed to be more comfortable during the extended mission and permitted the astronauts a degree of mobility previously not experienced in the Gemini missions. The suit became known affectionately as the "Grasshopper" suit.

NASA transferred the suit to the National Air and Space Museum in 1968.

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

Astronaut

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA, Manned Spacecraft Center.

Materials

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

Dimensions

Overall: 67 x 18 x 8in., 16lb. (170.2 x 45.7 x 20.3cm, 7.3kg)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits

Inventory Number

A19680022000