Early 1000 series Space Shuttle glove TMG (Thermal Micrometeoroid Garment), with an ILC-Dover tag on the interior, reading: "Item: TMG, Glove Assembly, Part No. 0106-80538-40, Serial No. 116, Size 05E, Code ID 74897, MFG 5/82." The tag is annotated in felt tip, "Class III WIF" and "Glove #1011." The glove exhibits substantial wear and soiling to the exterior. These early gloves were often flown and then used in the Water Immersion Facility (Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory) for astronaut training. The TMG is the outermost layer of the space suit glove and provides insulation, radiation shielding, and protection from micrometeorites that could otherwise puncture the suit. A desirable, early example of a Space Shuttle glove TMG.
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