Visor, Extravehicular, Apollo, A7-L, Apollo 11, Armstrong, Flown

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Title
Visor, Extravehicular, Apollo, A7-L, Apollo 11, Armstrong, Flown
Summary
This Extra-vehicular visor assembly was worn by astronaut Neil Armstrong on the lunar surface during his historic Apollo 11 mission in July, 1969.
The A7-L Lunar Extravehicular Visor Assembly consists of a polycarbonate shell onto which the cover, visors, hinges, eyeshades, and latch are attached. It has two visors, one covered with a thermal control coating and the other with a gold optical coating. It also has two side sunshields which could be raised and lowered independently.
This helmet was worn over the pressure helmet and fastened with a latch during EVA periods, and provided impact, micrometeoroid, thermal, ultraviolet and infrared light protection.
Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA 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
A19730040001
Credit Line
Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center
Manufacturer
ILC Industries Inc.
Subcontractor
LTV/MSD
Astronaut
Neil A. Armstrong, 1930 - 2012
Country of Origin
United States of America
Materials
Overall: Hi-impact plastic, aluminium, beta cloth
Exterior Visor: Gold-laminated polycarbonate
Interior Visor: UV plex
Fittings: Aluminium, steel
Dimensions
3-D: 35.6 x 30.5 x 36.8cm (14 x 12 x 14 1/2 in.)
National Air and Space Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear