Glove, Left, A7-L, Intravehicular, Apollo 8, Borman, Flown
- This Intra-vehicular glove is part of the pair worn by Frank Borman, Commander of the Apollo 8 mission in December of 1968. Apollo 8 was the first lunar orbital flight of the Apollo missions.
- The Intra-vehicular gloves were worn during launch, and were made with a bladder, which was dip molded from a hand cast of the individual's hand. The interior had an inner restraint core of nylon tricot which had been dipped in a neoprene compound. A convoluted section was incorporated into the wrist with anodized aluminium connectors for attachment to the spacesuit. A fingerless glove restraint was attached to the bladder at the wrist and enclosed the entire hand excluding the fingers and thumb.
- NASA transferred this object to the museum in 1969.
- Data Source
- National Air and Space Museum
- Frank Borman
- ILC Industries Inc.
- Credit Line
- Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- Glove: Neoprene/Rubber compound, nylon, aluminum, Velcro
- Wrist: Beta cloth, rubber/neoprene compound
- Wrist Bearing: Anodized aluminium
- 3-D: 30.5 x 15.2 x 15.2cm (12 x 6 x 6 in.)
- Other (Wrist disconnect): 4 1/4in. (10.8cm)
- PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear