Survival Kit, Friendship 7 (MA-6)

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Summary
Astronaut John Glenn's Mercury spacecraft, Friendship 7, carried this survival kit, or one just like it, when he became the first American to orbit the Earth on February 20, 1962. Included are a life raft, pocket knife, signaling mirror, shark repellent, seawater desalting tablets, sunscreen, soap, first aid kit, and other items.
The Smithsonian originally received this kit installed in Friendship 7 when NASA gave the spacecraft to the National Air Museum in 1962.
Credit Line
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
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Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Human Spaceflight
Inventory Number
A19670176001
Country of Origin
United States of America
Materials
CONTENTS - PLASTIC, GLASS, COTTON, ALUMINUM, ETC.
EQUIPMENT POUCH - NYLON WEBBING
EXTERIOR POUCH - COATED NYLON, BRASS SNAPS
LIFE RAFT - COATED TEXTILE, NYLON CORD
WATER CONTAINER - NEOPRENE COATED NYLON
Dimensions
3-D: 26.7 x 61 x 12.7cm (10 1/2 x 24 x 5 in.)
National Air and Space Museum
Type
EQUIPMENT-Survival