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This is a United States Navy Mark IV pressure suit. The Navy contracted with the B. F. Goodrich Company (BFG) to make these high-altitude aviation suits during the 1950s. The full-pressure suit allowed American pilots to fly at extremely high altitudes. When NASA began to develop their human spaceflight program, Mercury, they adapted these suits for use in spacecraft.
NASA Manned Spacecraft Center transferred this pressure suit to the Museum in 1970.
This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Country of Origin
United States of America
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
B. F. Goodrich Co.
Overall: 73.66 x 17.78 x 167.64cm (2ft 5in. x 7in. x 5ft 6in.) Materials
Aluminum, nylon, neoprene-coated nylon, brass, steel, phenolic resin, PVC, glass Inventory Number
Transferred from NASA Manned Spacecraft Center
National Air and Space Museum
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