Pressure Suit, Gemini, G4-C, Borman, Training

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 is the spacesuit that NASA astronaut and former Air Force pilot Frank Borman wore during training for his Gemini 7 flight. The mission took place in December 1965 when Borman and his colleague Jim Lovell accomplished a fourteen-day spaceflight endurance record. This pressure suit is a G4-C model manufactured by the David Clark Company for NASA. Borman and Lovell wore a G5-C model that engineers thought would be easier to put on and take off during their mission. Despite their design differences, the G5-C having a built in helmet, both suits performed almost identical functions.

NASA transferred this suit to the Museum in 1972.