Parachute Harness, McDivitt
- This parachute harness was worn by astronaut James McDivitt, Command Pilot of the Gemini IV mission that occured in June 1965.
- During ascent and entry, each crewmember wore special equipment consisting of a partial pressure suit, a parachute harness assembly, and a parachute pack. The harness provided a lightweight, strong, and comfortable means of attaching the personal parachute to the astronaut, which were only used during the Gemini program. Northrop Ventura made the harness and parachute.
- NASA transferred this object to the museum at the end of Project Gemini.
- Data Source
- National Air and Space Museum
- James A. McDivitt
- Northrop Corp.
- Credit Line
- Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- Approximate: 76.8 x 73 x 12.7cm (30 1/4 x 28 3/4 x 5 in.)
- PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Life Support