Helmet, G3C/A1C, Schirra, Gemini 6
- This helmet was worn by astronaut Walter "Wally" Schirra during his Gemini 6 flight in December, 1965. The helmet was later modified for use by astronaut Donn Eisele during training sessions prior to his Apollo 7 mission in October, 1968.
- The helmet was constructed of fiberglass and epoxy resin and was molded to fit directly into the neck bearing disconnect. A Plexiglas visor, capable of being raised for access, was attached with pivots, and when lowered into pressure sealing position, it locked in place with a latch. Communication devices with suede-covered ear pads were incorporated into the helmet.
- Transferred from NASA in 1968
- Data Source
- National Air and Space Museum
- David Clark Company, Inc.
- Walter M. Schirra, Jr.
- Credit Line
- Transferred from NASA, Manned Spacecraft Center
- Shell: High impact plastic, rubber
- Visor: Polycarbonate
- Fittings: Aluminum, steel, polyester, nylon, Velcro
- 3-D: 29.2 x 29.2cm (11 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.)
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