Helmet, Anders, Apollo 8, Serial # 061
- This pressure helmet was worn by astronaut William Anders 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 interchangeable, the earlier configuration was anodized blue, with the later configuration being anodized red.
- NASA transferred the helmet to the National Air and Space Museum in 1969.
- Data Source
- National Air and Space Museum
- Air Lock Inc.
- Dr. Robert L. Jones
- Hamilton Standard
- ILC Industries Inc.
- James H. O'Kane
- William A. Anders
- Credit Line
- Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- Anodized Aluminum
- White Metal Alloy
- Unknown Coating
- Beta Cloth
- Synthetic Fabric
- 3-D: 30.5 × 25.4cm (1 ft. × 10 in.)
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