Visor, Extravehicular, Apollo, A7-L, Apollo 11, Armstrong, Flown

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This object is on display in the The Wright Brothers & The Invention of the Aerial Age exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

This Extra-vehicular visor assembly was worn by astronaut Neil Armstrong on the lunar surface during his historic Apollo 11 mission in July, 1969.

The A7-L Lunar Extravehicular Visor Assembly consists of a polycarbonate shell onto which the cover, visors, hinges, eyeshades, and latch are attached. It has two visors, one covered with a thermal control coating and the other with a gold optical coating. It also has two side sunshields which could be raised and lowered independently.

This helmet was worn over the pressure helmet and fastened with a latch during EVA periods, and provided impact, micrometeoroid, thermal, ultraviolet and infrared light protection.

Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1971.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number

A19730040001

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center

Manufacturer

Subcontractor

LTV/MSD

Country of Origin

United States of America

Title

Visor, Extravehicular, Apollo, A7-L, Apollo 11, Armstrong, Flown

Materials

  • Overall: Hi-impact plastic, aluminium, beta cloth
  • Exterior Visor: Gold-laminated polycarbonate
  • Interior Visor: UV plex
  • Fittings: Aluminium, steel

Dimensions

3-D: 35.6 x 30.5 x 36.8cm (14 x 12 x 14 1/2 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear