Visor, Extravehicular, Apollo, A7-L, Apollo 11, Armstrong, Flown
- This Extra-vehicular visor assembly was worn by astronaut Neil Armstrong on the lunar surface during his historic Apollo 11 mission in July, 1969.
- The A7-L Lunar Extravehicular Visor Assembly consists of a polycarbonate shell onto which the cover, visors, hinges, eyeshades, and latch are attached. It has two visors, one covered with a thermal control coating and the other with a gold optical coating. It also has two side sunshields which could be raised and lowered independently.
- This helmet was worn over the pressure helmet and fastened with a latch during EVA periods, and provided impact, micrometeoroid, thermal, ultraviolet and infrared light protection.
- Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1971.
- Data Source
- National Air and Space Museum
- ILC Industries Inc.
- Neil A. Armstrong, 1930 - 2012
- Credit Line
- Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center
- Overall: Hi-impact plastic, aluminium, beta cloth
- Exterior Visor: Gold-laminated polycarbonate
- Interior Visor: UV plex
- Fittings: Aluminium, steel
- 3-D: 35.6 x 30.5 x 36.8cm (14 x 12 x 14 1/2 in.)
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