Pressure Suit, A7-L, Lovell, Apollo 8, Flown

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Summary
This spacesuit was made for and worn by astronaut James Lovell, while he was Command Module pilot of the Apollo 8 mission that orbited the moon in December 1968.
The Apollo spacesuits were designed to provide a life sustaining environment for the astronaut during periods of extra vehicular activity or during unpressurized spacecraft operation. They permitted maximum mobility and were designed to be worn with relative comfort for up to 115 hours in conjunction with the liquid cooling garment. If necessary, they were also capable of being worn for 14 days in an unpressurized mode.
The spacesuit was made by ILC Industries, Inc. with the designation A-7L and was constructed in the Extra-vehicular or EV configuration.
Transferred from NASA in 1970.
National Air and Space Museum
Rights
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Manufacturer
ILC Industries Inc.
Astronaut
James A. Lovell Jr.
Credit Line
Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center
Materials
Overall - beta cloth, rubber, nylon, plastic
Connectors - anodized aluminum (red, blue), glass
Neck ring - anodized aluminum
Wrist locking rings - anodized aluminum (red, blue)
Other - velcro, gold plating, brass, steel
Dimensions
Overall: 5ft 6 15/16in. x 2ft 8 5/16in. x 11in. (170 x 82 x 28cm)
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Country of Origin
United States of America
Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
Inventory Number
A19700343000