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

    Orange plastic over-helmet with white beta-cloth cover; clear plex pull-down visor with metal edge / handle, gold plated sun visor with three pull-down metal sunshades.

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    Orange plastic over-helmet with white beta-cloth cover; clear plex pull-down visor with metal edge / handle, gold plated sun visor with three pull-down metal sunshades.

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    Apollo 11 A7-L Lunar Extravehicular Visor Assembly

    The A7-L Lunar Extravehicular Visor Assembly was worn by Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 mission and consists of a polycarbonate shell. This helmet was worn over the pressure helmet and provided the protection needed during EVA periods. It is on temporary display at the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
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    Apollo 11 Extra-Vehicular Gloves and Visor Assembly

    These Extra-Vehicular gloves and visor assembly were worn by astronaut Neil Armstrong on the lunar surface during his historic Apollo 11 mission in July, 1969. They are on temporary display in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
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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.