Underwear, Glenn, 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:

These cotton "long-johns" were worn by astronaut John Glenn during his Mercury mission in February 1962.

The garment was worn under the spacesuit, and the trilok "spacers" were to provide a small space between the skin and suit to permit the movement of air throughout the suit.

The Hanes Company manufactured and B.F. Goodrich modified them. NASA transferred the underwear to the National Air and Space Museum 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

Subcontractor

Hanes

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center

Materials

  • Overall: Cotton
  • Spacers: Nylon coil and covering

Dimensions

Approximate: 4ft 6in. x 2ft 3in. x 1in. (137.16 x 68.58 x 2.54cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Undergarments

Inventory Number

A19670180000