Glove, Left, A7-LB, Extravehicular, Apollo 17, Cernan, Flown

Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum
Washington, DC, United States

These Extra-Vehicular (EV) gloves were made for Eugene Cernan, Commander of the Apollo 17 mission in December, 1972, and were made for use on the lunar surface.The gloves were constructed of an outer shell of Chromel-R fabric with thermal insulation to provide protection while handling extremely hot or cold objects. The blue fingertips were made of silicone rubber to provide sensitivity. The inner glove was of a rubber/neoprene compound, into which the restraint system was integrated, and they attached to the spacesuit using the same mechanism as the intra-vehicular gloves.Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1968


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