Glove, Left, A7-L, Extravehicular, Apollo 11, Aldrin, Flown

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Summary
These Extra-Vehicular (EV) gloves were made for and worn by astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, Lunar Module Pilot of the Apollo 11 mission in July, 1969.
The gloves were constructed of an outer shell of Chromel-R fabric with thermal insulation to provide protection while handling extremely hot or cold objects. The blue fingertips were made of silicone rubber to provide sensitivity. The inner glove was of a rubber/neoprene compound, into which the restraint system was integrated, and they attached to the spacesuit using the same mechanism as the intra-vehicular gloves.
Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1971.
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Inventory Number
A19730041002
Credit Line
Transferred from NASA,Manned Spacecraft Center
Astronaut
Buzz Aldrin
Manufacturer
ILC Industries Inc.
Country of Origin
United States of America
Materials
Interior: Rubber/Neoprene compound, aluminium, steel
Exterior: Beta cloth, Chromel-R, Velcro, rubber-silicone compound
Dimensions
3-D: 30.5 x 14.6 x 14cm (12 x 5 3/4 x 5 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-Handwear