The sign accompanying the ICG. It reads
Apollo Inflight Garment
This garment was used by Tom Stafford during the preparation for his Apollo X
mission to the moon in May in 1969.
During an Apollo mission, astronauts would only wear their bulky, heavy
pressurized space suits for critical maneuvers such as launch, docking, EVA,
and re-entry. The rest of the time, they donned these lightweight, comfortable
garments as their primary wardrobe when working inside of the spacecraft.
The Apollo inflight garments were made from an exotic material called "Beta
cloth" -- a fireproof, glass-fabric material. This fabric was developed as a
safety measure following the tragic fire that killed the Apollo I astronauts in
1967. Virtually all soft-sided stowage containers, the outer layer of their
pressurized space suits, and any other flammable materials were either stowed
or covered with Beta cloth.
The brown and white communications
hat worn on the head of an Apollo astronaut was used to house microphones
and headsets for communication purposes. The caps were affectionately referred
to as "Snoopy" caps, derived from the comic strip Peanuts.