Helmet, GH-4C-18, Armstrong, Gemini 8
- This helmet was worn by astronaut Neil Armstrong during his Gemini 8 flight in March 1966.
- 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 to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center in 1968
- Data Source
- National Air and Space Museum
- David Clark Company, Inc.
- Neil A. Armstrong, 1930 - 2012
- Credit Line
- Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- Exterior: Fibreglass and Epoxy resin shell, aluminium, steel, rubber
- Visor: Lexan
- Ear pads and liner: Leather and suede
- 3-D: 25.4 x 25.4cm (10 x 10 in.)
- Other (neck ring): 9 1/4in. (23.5cm)
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