Helmet, Pressure Bubble, Lovell, Apollo 8, Flown
- This pressure helmet was worn by astronaut James Lovell 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.
- NASA transferred this 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 A. Lovell Jr.
- James H. O'Kane
- Credit Line
- Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center
- Pressure bubble: Polycarbonate
- Comfort Pad: Anodized aluminium, beta cloth
- Neck Disconnect: Anodized aluminum
- 3-D (see note): 22.9 × 30.5 × 22.9cm, 1.1kg (9 × 1 × 9 in., 2.5lb.)
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