Glove, Left, Mercury, Friendship 7, Glenn, Flown
- This glove is part of the pair made for and worn by astronaut John Glenn during his historic Mercury orbital flight in February, 1962.
- The gloves were constructed of an inner layer made from a mold of the astronaut's hand, dipped in a rubber compound. The outer layer was fabricated of one-way stretch nylon with neoprene-impregnated palms and lacing on the back. The gloves assumed the contours of the hand controller, and attached to the suit with a ball-bearing lock mechanism.
- Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1975
- 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
- Exterior: Cotton Sateen, Aluminized fabric, Rubberized fabric, palms, steel
- Pressure bladder: Rubber
- Lacing: Cotton w/steel grommets
- Wrist Disconnect: Aluminum
- 3-D: 29.2 × 11.4 × 11.4cm, 0.5kg (11 1/2 × 4 1/2 × 4 1/2 in., 1lb.)
- PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear