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This pressure suit was used for training during NASA's Project Mercury by astronaut Alan Shepard. During NASA's first human spaceflight program the B. F. Goodrich Company modified their high altitude Mark IV pressure suits for use in space. This suit shows damages from rigorous use and the natural decay of the materials inside it.

NASA transferred this spacesuit to the Museum.

Long Description

This pressure suit was used for training during NASA's Project Mercury by astronaut Alan Sheppard. During NASA's first human spaceflight program the B. F. Goodrich Company modified their high altitude Mark IV pressure suits for use in space. This suit shows damages from rigorous use and the natural decay of the materials inside it.

NASA transferred this spacesuit to the Museum.

Display Status

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Object Details
Country of Origin United States of America Type PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits Manufacturer B. F. Goodrich Co. Dimensions Overall: 20.32 x 66.04 x 157.48cm (8in. x 2ft 2in. x 5ft 2in.)
Materials Exterior: Aluminized nylon
Interior: Rubber/Neoprene mix
Connectors: Aluminized aluminium
Zipper: Brass, cotton,
other: Aluminum, phenolic resin, neoprene-coated nylon, nylon webbing, steel
Inventory Number A19690033000 Credit Line Transferred from NASA Manned Spacecraft Center. Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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