- This helmet was made for and worn by John Glenn during his historic Mercury Friendship 7 flight in February 1962.
- It was constructed of a resinous, impregnated fiber glass hard shell with an individually molded crushable impact liner. It contained a visor sealing system, ventilation exhaust outlet, and a communications system.
- Tranmsferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center in 1967.
- Data Source
- National Air and Space Museum
- B. F. Goodrich Co.
- John H. Glenn, Jr.
- Credit Line
- Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- HAZMAT: Cadmium Plating
- Exterior: Plastic, aluminium, rubber
- Interior: Leather, plastic, foam, aluminium
- 3-D (Helmet): 27.9 × 30.5 × 24.1cm, 2.3kg (11 × 12 × 9 1/2 in., 5lb.)
- 3-D (Cord): 32 × 3cm (12 5/8 × 1 3/16 in.)
- PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear
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