Helmet, Grissom, G3-C, GT-3
- This helmet was worn by astronaut Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom during his Gemini 3 flight in March 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 incorporated into the helmet.
- Transferred from NASA, Manned Spacecraft Center to the National Air and Space Museum in 1968.
- Data Source
- National Air and Space Museum
- David Clark Company, Inc.
- Virgil (Gus) I. Grissom
- Credit Line
- Transferred from NASA
- Shell: High impact plastic, rubber
- Visor: Polycarbonate
- Fittings: Aluminum, steel, polyester, nylon, Velcro
- 3-D: 29.2 x 27.9 x 30.5cm (11 1/2 x 11 x 12 in.)
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