Glenn's Space Suit
John Glenn wore this space suit on February 20, 1962, when he became the first
American to orbit the Earth. Like the Gagarin suit, its design was
adapted from high-altitude pressure suits worn by aircraft pilots. Glenn's
suit was a lightweight multi-layered garment with an aluminized nylon cover
layer. Thirteen zippers, plus custom-fitted gloves, boots, and helmet, assured
a snug fit.
Manufacturer: B.F. Goodrich Co.
Transferred from NASA
As this suit has become fragile with age, a mannequin smaller than the
astronaut was inserted