Glove, Left, G4-C, Extravehicular, Gemini IV, McDivitt, Flown
- This left glove was part of the Extra Vehicular Activity suit used by James McDivitt on Gemini IV. McDivitt was command pilot for Gemini IV, a 66-orbit 4-day mission that began on June 3, and ended June 7, 1965. The mission included a controlled extra-vehicular activity period and a number of experiments.
- The David Clark Company, Inc. developed the Gemini spacesuits to be the true first American spacesuits that would operate as form-fitting spacecraft while astronauts worked in open space during a spacewalk. Gloves are particularly complex to create for this purpose as they protect the astronaut against wide temperature fluctuations and micrometroids while still allowing the astronaut some manual dexterity.
- NASA transferred this glove, along with McDivitt's spacesuit, to the Museum in 1967.
- Data Source
- National Air and Space Museum
- David Clark Company, Inc.
- James A. McDivitt
- Credit Line
- Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- High-Temperature Nylon, rubber, aluminum, brass
- 3-D: 27.9 x 10.2 x 10.2cm (11 x 4 x 4 in.)
- PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear