Pressure Suit, Mark IV, United States Navy
- This is a United States Navy Mark IV pressure suit. The Navy contracted with the B. F. Goodrich Company (BFG) to make these high-altitude aviation suits during the 1950s. The full-pressure suit allowed American pilots to fly at extremely high altitudes. When NASA began to develop their human spaceflight program, Mercury, they adapted these suits for use in spacecraft.
- NASA Manned Spacecraft Center transferred this pressure suit to the Museum in 1970.
- Data Source
- National Air and Space Museum
- B. F. Goodrich Co.
- Credit Line
- Transferred from NASA Manned Spacecraft Center
- Aluminum, nylon, neoprene-coated nylon, brass, steel, phenolic resin, PVC, glass
- Overall: 73.66 x 17.78 x 167.64cm (2ft 5in. x 7in. x 5ft 6in.)
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