Shoulder turn-around ring for an Apollo A7L spacesuit, measuring approximately 7″ in diameter, which was attached to the shoulder area and used to guide the chest cable from the front of the chest, over the shoulders, and to the upper back of the suit. In fine condition. Accompanied by photocopies of a diagram and internal memo regarding the design of the turn-around ring. Item has been additionally verified by an ILC Dover company historian. International Latex Corporation (ILC) produced the A7L spacesuit used throughout the Apollo program and continues to develop spacesuits for NASA to this day. This type of shoulder bracket played a significant role in making the Apollo suit much less bulky across the shoulders, which allowed the three astronauts to sit side-by-side in the Command Module.
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