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    Mercury-Atlas 7 (Aurora 7): Scott Carpenter's Pair of Goodrich Spacesuit Test Gloves Worn in Training for the Second American Orbital Flight. A pair of spacesuit gloves, circa 1960, from the early days of the development of a suitable spacesuit for the Mercury astronauts, generally based on the Navy Mark IV pressure suit. Each of these gloves bears a red label inside that reads as follows:

    "Full Pressure Suit - Project Mercury
    Unit: Glove
    Type: M-
    Manufactured By The B. F. Goodrich Co.
    Contract No. NOas 60-8011C
    Bureau of Aeronautics
    U.S. Navy
    For: National Aeronautics And Space Administration"

    Also, inside each is written in large block letters around the cuff: "CARPENTER". These gloves have an aluminum cuff with a rubber seal gasket and a zipper for attachment to the suit. Later, a locking ring mechanism would be used. There are two adjustment straps on each, at palm and wrist; the palm straps each have "SC" written on them (Scott Carpenter). A rare piece of spacesuit history that has resided in a private collection for more than twenty years. Well-worn as would be expected but still a fabulous lot for display.

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