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

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This intravehicular glove was made for astronaut "Buzz" Aldrin, who wore it during his Apollo 11 mission in July 1969.
It is constructed of a rubber/neoprene-compound bladder, dip molded from a cast of his hand, the interior of which has an inner core of nylon tricot. There is a convoluted section for ease of movement incorporated into the wrist with anodized aluminum connectors for attachment to the spacesuit. A finger-less glove restraint, designed to help maintain the glove's shape, is attached to the bladder at the wrist and enclosed the entire hand excluding the fingers and thumb.
Transferred from NASA in 1971.
Buzz Aldrin
ILC Industries Inc.
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Transferred from NASA,Manned Spacecraft Center
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Country of Origin
United States of America
Glove: Neoprene/Rubber compound, nylon, aluminium, Velcro
Wrist: Beta cloth, rubber/neoprene compound
Wrist Bearing: Anodized aluminium
3-D: 24.1 x 12.7 x 12.7cm (9 1/2 x 5 x 5 in.)
Other (Wrist disconnect): 4 1/4in. (10.8cm)
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