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Boot, Right, Mercury, Glenn, Friendship 7

Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

These boots were worn by John Glenn during his historic orbital flight in February 1962. The boots were lightweight, flexible, nylon-fabric boots with tennis-shoe-type soles and were worn over the inner gas retention layer of the the spacesuit.

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  • Title: Boot, Right, Mercury, Glenn, Friendship 7
  • Physical Dimensions: Clothing: 30.5 × 10.2 × 22.9cm, 0.9kg (12 × 4 × 9 in., 2lb.)
  • External Link: https://airandspace.si.edu/collection/id/nasm_A19670178005
  • Medium: Exterior upper: Aluminized nylonExterior Sole: RubberLining: NylonWebbing: NylonBuckles: SteelZipper: Brass, cotton webbing

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