Boot, Left, Mercury, Glenn, Friendship 7

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Summary
These boots were worn by John Glenn during his historic orbital flight in February 1962. The boots were lightweight, flexible, nylon-fabric boots with tennis-shoe-type soles and were worn over the inner gas retention layer of the the spacesuit.
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 NASA Headquarters
Restrictions & Rights
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Inventory Number
A19670178004
Country of Origin
United States of America
Materials
Exterior upper: Aluminized nylon
Exterior Sole: Rubber
Lining: Nylon
HAZMAT: Possible Cadmium Plating
Webbing: Nylon
Buckles: Steel
Zipper: Brass, cotton webbing
Dimensions
Clothing: 30.5 × 10.2 × 22.9cm, 0.9kg (12 × 4 × 9 in., 2lb.)
National Air and Space Museum
Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Footwear