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Armstrong's Apollo 11 Backup Suit Gallery


Detail of the suit's right wrist ring, used the mechanically fasten and seal the glove to the suit.

The suit's two wrist rings are color-coded (the left one is blue) to help the astronaut quickly identify which glove goes where when donning the suit in an emergency.

Above the wrist ring is a gauge for measuring the suit's internal pressure. Although difficult to read here, it is calibrated in PSIG and goes from less than 3 to a bit over 5. The suit's desired pressure was 3.7 PSIG.

Time picture taken Sat May 16 12:40:02 2009
Location picture taken Second Floor Lunar Surface Gallery
Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum
Wapakoneta, OH
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