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

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Summary
This intravehicular or IV glove was made for astronaut Michael Collins, 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 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 - Manned Spacecraft Center in 1971.
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Inventory Number
A19730042002
Credit Line
Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center
Manufacturer
ILC Industries Inc.
Astronaut
Michael Collins
Country of Origin
United States of America
Materials
Glove: Neoprene/Rubber compound, nylon, aluminium, Velcro
Wrist: Beta cloth, rubber/neoprene compound
Wrist Bearing: Anodized aluminium
Dimensions
3-D: 24.1 x 12.7 x 12.7cm (9 1/2 x 5 x 5 in.)
Other (Wrist disconnect): 4 1/4 in. (10.8cm)
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Restrictions & Rights
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear