Stopwatch, Friendship 7

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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 stopwatch was carried by John Glenn on his Mercury Friendship 7 mission in February 1962.

It was manufactured by the Heuer Company of Switzerland, and was fitted with an elastic band to enable it to be worn on his arm for easy and consistent access.

Transferred from NASA in 1967.

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

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Donated by NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center

Materials

  • Synthetic Fabric
  • Copper Alloy
  • Chrome Plating
  • Glass
  • Elastic
  • Vinyl
  • Paper
  • Ink
  • Adhesive

Dimensions

  • 3-D (Stopwatch): 12.2 × 7.6 × 4.8cm (4 13/16 × 3 × 1 7/8 in.)
  • Storage: 17.8 × 12.7 × 7.6cm (7 × 5 × 3 in.)

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous

Inventory Number

A19670196000