Coverlayer, McDivitt, Gemini 4
- This is the original cover-layer from the spacesuit worn by astronaut James McDivitt on the Gemini 4 mission in June 1965. The cover-layer is made of high-temperature nylon, later called Nomex, and was designed to provide thermal protection for the astronaut during the mission.
- The cover-layer was removed in 1986 due the major deterioration of the nylon, and it was replaced by the spacesuit manufacturer with a replica layer. This original layer is kept in environmental storage.
- Transferred from NASA in 1967.
- Data Source
- National Air and Space Museum
- David Clark Company, Inc.
- Credit Line
- Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center
- Overall: High-Temperature nylon
- Lacing: Nylon
- Approximate: 4ft 7in. x 2ft 1in. x 6in. (139.7 x 63.5 x 15.24cm)
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