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Grissom's Mercury Helmet Gallery


Walk-around of the helmet's microphone.

Picture 4 of 6.

The helmet communication system consisted of two independently-wired AIC-10 earphones with sound attenuation cups and two independently-wired AIC-10, newly developed, dynamic, noise-cancelling microphones. The microphones were installed on tracks which allow them to be moved back from the center of the helmet to permit eating and proper placement.

The Project Mercury space suit helmet originally had two microphones (for redundancy), while this helmet is displayed with a single microphone.

Grissom's Mercury Helmet microphone in Mitchell Indiana
Time picture taken Mon Jan 21 09:56:28 2013
Location picture taken Main Exhibit Gallery
Grissom Memorial
Spring Mill State Park
Mitchell, Indiana
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