Pressure Suit, Mercury, Shepard, Anthropomorphic

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Summary
This spacesuit was constructed to provide a realistic display of astronaut Alan Shepard. Alan Shepard was launched in Freedom 7 on May 5, 1961, a flight lasting approximately 15 minutes. It was the first manned mission of the US Space program.
As the suit was constructed for display purposes only, it has an exterior, but no interior layer. However, like the mission and training suits, it was manufactured by the B.F. Goodrich Company which were developed from the U.S. Navy MK- IV full pressure suit, was selected by NASA in 1959 for use in the Project Mercury.
Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center in 1962.
Astronaut
Alan B. Shepard Jr.
Manufacturer
B. F. Goodrich Co.
Credit Line
Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center
Restrictions & Rights
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Inventory Number
A19620022000
Country of Origin
United States of America
Materials
Exterior: Aluminized nylon, aluminium
Interior: No interior pressure bladder
Zipper: Brass, cotton
Neck-ring: Aluminium
Wrist locking rings and bearings: Aluminium
Dimensions
Approximately 62 inches long x 20 wide x 10 deep. (157.5 x 50.8 x 25.4 cm)
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Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits