Pressure Suit, Mercury, John Glenn, Friendship 7, Flown

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Summary
This spacesuit was worn by John Glenn during the first orbital flight of a U.S. astronaut. The flight took place on February 20, 1962 and lasted for 4 hours and 55 minutes, during which time he traveled 75,679 miles and orbited the earth three times.
The spacesuit was developed by the B.F. Goodrich Company from the U.S. Navy MK-IV full pressure suit, and was selected by NASA in 1959 for use in Project Mercury
Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center in 1967.
Manufacturer
B. F. Goodrich Co.
Astronaut
John H. Glenn, Jr.
Credit Line
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
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Inventory Number
A19670178000
Country of Origin
United States of America
Materials
HAZMAT: Cadmium Plating
Overall Exterior: Aluminized nylon, nylon webbing, brass, steel, aluminium
Overall Interior: Rubber/neoprene, steel wire
Dimensions
Overall: 65 × 23 × 4 1/2 in., 10kg (165.1 × 58.4 × 11.4cm, 22lb.)
National Air and Space Museum
Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits