Helmet, G4-C, McDivitt, Gemini 4

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Summary
This helmet was worn by astronaut James McDivitt as Commander of the Gemini 4 mission in June 1965, which was the first manned Gemini mission in which a US astronaut "walked in space."
The helmet was constructed of fiberglass and epoxy resin and was molded to fit directly into the neck bearing disconnect. A Plexiglas visor, capable of being raised for access, was attached with pivots, and when lowered into pressure sealing position, it locked in place with a latch. Communication devices with suede-covered ear pads were incorporated into the helmet.
Transferred from NASA in 1967.
Manufacturer
David Clark Company, Inc.
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
A19670167001
Country of Origin
United States of America
Materials
Shell: High impact plastic, rubber
Visor: Polycarbonate
Fittings: Aluminum, steel, polyester, nylon, Velcro
Dimensions
3-D: 24.1 x 20.3 x 24.1cm (9 1/2 x 8 x 9 1/2 in.)
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Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear