Sunglasses, Survival Kit, Gemini IV
- Astronauts have to be prepared to make emergency landings in jungles, deserts or oceans. These sunglases are part of the survival kit carried in Gemini IV, which made a historic four-day mission, June 3-6, 1965, with astronauts Jim McDivitt and Edward White. On this mission, White became the first American to make a "spacewalk."
- Originally installed in command pilot McDivitt's ejection seat, the survival kit came to the Smithsonian along with the spacecraft in 1967.
- Data Source
- National Air and Space Museum
- American Optical Co.
- Credit Line
- Transferred from NASA
- plastic, metal
- 3-D: 13.3 x 12.7 x 3.8cm (5 1/4 x 5 x 1 1/2 in.)