Vintage beige-colored prototype rescue helmet and boots created for Skylab 4 Pilot Bill Pogue. The soft cloth helmet, measuring approximately 9″ tall and 7.25″ wide, consists of four padded sections, ear holes, and a chin strap, with a parts label sewn on the inside: "Rescue Helmet, Soft, P/N: SEF12100364-301, S/N: Proto, MFG by: General Electric Co., Date of Mfg: 3-6-75." The matching cloth boots, 10.5 x 6 x 4, feature zippers on inner ankle support, which open to reveal tags with differing part and serial numbers: "SEB13100143-303" and "SEB13100143-304," and "1056" and 1057." The balance of the tags read: "Boot Assembly…Size: 9, Crewman: Pogue, Contract No: NAS9-8309, Date of Mfg: 1-8-73, Mfg. by: Welson and Co. Inc." In overall fine condition. From the personal collection of Charlie Dry, a former Apollo test astronaut and research engineer and senior scientific analyst at NASA.
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