Glove, Right, A7-L, Extravehicular, Apollo 11, Armstrong, Flown

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Display Status:

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:

These Extra-Vehicular (EV) gloves were made for and worn by astronaut Neil Armstrong, Commander of the Apollo 11 mission in July, 1969.

The gloves were constructed of an outer shell of Chromel-R fabric with thermal insulation to provide protection while handling extremely hot or cold objects. The blue fingertips were made of silicone rubber to provide sensitivity. The inner glove was of a rubber/neoprene compound, into which the restraint system was integrated, and they attached to the spacesuit using the same mechanism as the intra-vehicular gloves.

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

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number

A19730040003

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center. NASA has the right of first refusal upon deaccession as per agreement.

Manufacturer

Country of Origin

United States of America

Title

Glove, Right, A7-L, Extravehicular, Apollo 11, Armstrong, Flown

Materials

  • Exterior: Beta cloth, Chromel-R, Velcro, rubber/silicone
  • Interior: Rubber/Neoprene compound, nylon
  • Wrist disconnect: Anodized aluminium

Dimensions

3-D: 31.8 x 16.5 x 14cm (12 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 5 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-Handwear