Helmet, Pressure Bubble, Borman, Apollo 8
- This pressure helmet was worn by Frank Borman during the Apollo 8 mission in December of 1968. Apollo 8 was the first lunar orbital flight of the Apollo missions.
- The Apollo pressure helmet was a molded, polycarbonate shell with a bayonet base, bonded to the helmet neck ring, and was the male half of the suit neck-ring assembly. There were two configurations used on Apollo suits which were not interchangable, the earlier configuration was anodized blue, with the later configuration being anodized red.
- Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1969
- Data Source
- National Air and Space Museum
- Air Lock Inc.
- Dr. Robert L. Jones
- Frank Borman
- Hamilton Standard
- ILC Industries Inc.
- James H. O'Kane
- Credit Line
- Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- Pressure bubble: Polycarbonate
- Comfort Pad: Anodized aluminium, beta cloth
- Neck Disconnect: Anodized aluminum
- 3-D: 22.9 x 27.9 x 27.9cm (9 x 11 x 11 in.)
- Other (Neck disconnect): 10in. (25.4cm)
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