Collection Item Summary:
This blood pressure sensor and cuff was part of the equipment issued to by John Glenn during his historic Friendship 7 flight on February 20, 1962.
The sensor with attached cuff is a standard, readily available piece of equipment and was one of several pieces of medical equipment issued to John Glenn to monitor the heartrate and blood pressure of the astronaut during his Mercury flight.
Collection Item Long Description:
National Air and Space Museum
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John H. Glenn, Jr.
R. E. Darling Co. Inc.
Transferred from NASA
- Cuff: Nylon, velcro,
- Hose: Rubber, aluminium
- Overall (Display): 9 × 7 × 1 in. (22.9 × 17.8 × 2.5cm)
- 3-D: 43.5 × 11 × 4cm (17 1/8 × 4 5/16 × 1 9/16 in.)
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Country of Origin
United States of America