Helmet, Conrad, Gemini 5
- This helmet was worn by astronaut Charles "Pete" Conrad during his Gemini 5 flight in August, 1965.
- 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 built into the helmet.
- NASA transferred this helmet to the Museum in 1968.
- Data Source
- National Air and Space Museum
- Charles Conrad, Jr.
- David Clark Company, Inc.
- Credit Line
- Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- Leather, Fiberglas, Plastic, Foam, Steel, Nylon, Stainless Steel, Copper, PVC tube,Goat skin, Adhesive, Velcro
- 3-D: 29.2 x 27.9 x 22.9cm (11 1/2 x 11 x 9 in.)
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