Glove, Right, A7-L, Intra-vehicular, Apollo 8, Anders, Flown

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Summary
This Intra-vehicular glove is part of the pair worn by William Anders, Lunar Module Pilot of the Apollo 8 mission in December of 1968. Apollo 8 was the first lunar orbital flight of the Apollo missions.
The Intra-vehicular gloves were worn during launch, and were made with a bladder, which was dip molded from a hand cast of the individual's hand. The interior had an inner restraint core of nylon tricot which had been dipped in a neoprene compound. A convoluted section was incorporated into the wrist with anodized aluminum connectors for attachment to the spacesuit. A fingerless glove restraint was attached to the bladder at the wrist and enclosed the entire hand excluding the fingers and thumb.
NASA transferred this glove to the museum in 1969.
National Air and Space Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Manufacturer
ILC Industries Inc.
Astronaut
William A. Anders
Credit Line
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Materials
Glove: Neoprene/Rubber compound, nylon, aluminum, Velcro
Wrist: Beta cloth, rubber/neoprene compound
Wrist Bearing: Anodized aluminium
Dimensions
3-D: 30.5 x 15.2 x 15.2cm (12 x 6 x 6 in.)
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Country of Origin
United States of America
Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear
Inventory Number
A19700342003