Sample of Apollo spacesuit material

Made:
1965-1972 in Delaware

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Sample of Apollo spacesuit material, made by ILC Industries Inc. Delaware, USA. An employee from ILC Dover confirmed that the layers that make up the material are: rubber coated nylon, aluminised mylar film, non woven dacron, aluminised kapton film/beta marquisette laminate, and teflon-coated yarn beta cloth. A diagram is attached as a file to this record.

Details

Category:
Space Technology
Object Number:
Y1991.50.9
Materials:
metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified), rubber (unidentified), textile
type:
space suit
taxonomy:
  • costume
  • costume
credit:
Gift of Mr. K. Gilroy

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