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Item 8141 - Apollo EVA Pair of X-ray Glove Photographs Catalog 498 (Apr 2017)

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Pair of original 14 x 17 X-ray photographs of an Apollo EVA glove, each showing the glove from a different angle. In fine condition. These X-rays have been authenticated by Bill Ayrey, company historian at ILC Dover, the manufacturer of the Apollo, Shuttle, and Space Station suits, and are accompanied by a letter of authenticity. Early in the Apollo program at ILC Industries it was found that basting pins were occasionally left in the layers of material as they were sewn together, which could pose serious problems for the pressurized suits. X-rays were therefore required to verify that no unexpected metals were left behind. During the typical production process, items were X-rayed alongside identification numbers for record keeping purposes; the X-rays offered here were likely done to investigate a specific problem, as no serial numbers were included in the exposure.

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