Coverlayer, McDivitt, Gemini 4

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Summary
This is the original cover-layer from the spacesuit worn by astronaut James McDivitt on the Gemini 4 mission in June 1965. The cover-layer is made of high-temperature nylon, later called Nomex, and was designed to provide thermal protection for the astronaut during the mission.
The cover-layer was removed in 1986 due the major deterioration of the nylon, and it was replaced by the spacesuit manufacturer with a replica layer. This original layer is kept in environmental storage.
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
A19670167004
Country of Origin
United States of America
Materials
Overall: High-Temperature nylon
Lacing: Nylon
Dimensions
Approximate: 4ft 7in. x 2ft 1in. x 6in. (139.7 x 63.5 x 15.24cm)
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Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits