Helmet, EV, Aldrin, Apollo 11

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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.
Buzz Aldrin
ILC Industries Inc.
LTV/MSD for ILC Industries, Inc.
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Transferred from NASA, Manned Spacecraft Center
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Overall: Plastic, Aluminium, Beta Cloth, Velcro
Exterior Visor: Gold Plated Polycarbonate
Interior Visor: UV-Coated Polycarbonate
Sunshades: Painted Steel
3-D: 30.5 x 36.8 x 35.6cm (12 x 14 1/2 x 14 in.)
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