Helmet, G4-C, McDivitt, Gemini 4

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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.
David Clark Company, Inc.
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Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center
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Shell: High impact plastic, rubber
Visor: Polycarbonate
Fittings: Aluminum, steel, polyester, nylon, Velcro
3-D: 24.1 x 20.3 x 24.1cm (9 1/2 x 8 x 9 1/2 in.)
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