Glove, Left, Mercury
- B. F. Goodrich Co.
- This glove is part of the pair made for training purposes during the Mercury era. The gloves do not appear to have been worn, however.
- The gloves were constructed of an inner layer made from a mold of the astronaut's hand, dipped in a rubber compound. The outer layer was fabricated of one-way stretch nylon with neoprene-impregnated palms and lacing on the back. The gloves assumed the contours of the hand controller, and attached to the suit with a ball-bearing lock mechanism.
- Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1978.
- Credit Line
- Transferred from NASA.
- Inventory Number
- Restrictions & Rights
- Usage conditions apply
- PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear
- Exterior: Cotton Sateen, Aluminized nylon, Rubberized fabric, nylon
- Palm bar: Steel
- Pressure bladder: Rubber, latex
- Lacing: brass grommets
- Wrist Disconnect: Anodized Aluminum, Rubber (Silicone)
- 3-D: 29.2 x 11.4 x 11.4cm (11 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
- National Air and Space Museum
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- Usage of Metadata (Object Detail Text)
- Not determined
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