Glove, Left, Mercury, Aurora-7, Carpenter, Flown
- This glove is part of the pair made for astronaut Scott Carpenter and worn during the Mercury mission "Aurora 7" of the early 1960s.
- The gloves were constructed of an inner layer made from a mold of the astronaut's hand, dipped in a rubber compound. The outer layer was fabricated of one-way stretch nylon with neoprene-impregnated palms and lacing on the back. The gloves assumed the contours of the hand controller, and attached to the suit with a bll-bearing lock mechanism. Miniature finger lights were provided on the index and middle fingers powered by a battery pack on the back of the gloves. These lights provided instrument panel and chart illumination.
- Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1971
- Data Source
- National Air and Space Museum
- B. F. Goodrich Co.
- Scott M. Carpenter
- Credit Line
- Donated by the U.S. Navy Yard, Washington, DC
- Glove Exterior: nylon, heat resistant textiles, steel, polyester
- Glove Interior: rubber, steel
- Wrist Disconnect: aluminium
- Attachments: battery, light bulb
- 3-D: 30.5 x 11.4 x 10.2cm (12 x 4 1/2 x 4 in.)
- PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Handwear