Pressure Suit, A7-L, Armstrong, Apollo 11, Flown

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Title
Pressure Suit, A7-L, Armstrong, Apollo 11, Flown
Summary
This spacesuit was worn by astronaut Neil Armstrong, Commander of the Apollo 11 mission, which landed the first man on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
The lunar 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 has the designation A-7L, and was constructed in the Extra-vehicular or EV configuration.
NASA transferred the spacesuit to the National Air and Space Museum in 1971.
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Location
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Exhibition
The Wright Brothers & The Invention of the Aerial Age
Inventory Number
A19730040000
Credit Line
Transferred from NASA
Contractor
Hamilton Standard
Manufacturer
ILC Industries Inc.
Astronaut
Neil A. Armstrong, 1930 - 2012
Country of Origin
United States of America
Materials
Overall - beta cloth, rubber, nylon, plastic
Connectors - aluminum (red, blue)
Neck ring - aluminum
Wrist locking rings - aluminum (red, blue)
Zipper--Brass with neoprene gasket
Dimensions
Overall: 5ft 6 15/16in. x 2ft 8 5/16in. x 11in. (170.02 x 82 x 28cm)
National Air and Space Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits