Helmet, EV, Aldrin, Apollo 11

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Summary
This Extra-vehicular visor assembly was worn by astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin 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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Inventory Number
A19730041001
Credit Line
Transferred from NASA, Manned Spacecraft Center
Astronaut
Buzz Aldrin
Manufacturer
ILC Industries Inc.
Subcontractor
LTV/MSD for ILC Industries, Inc.
Country of Origin
United States of America
Materials
Overall: Plastic, Aluminium, Beta Cloth, Velcro
Exterior Visor: Gold Plated Polycarbonate
Interior Visor: UV-Coated Polycarbonate
Sunshades: Painted Steel
Dimensions
3-D: 30.5 x 36.8 x 35.6cm (12 x 14 1/2 x 14 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