APOLLO ADVANCED LUNAR EVA PROTOTYPE GLOVE, MADE FOR RUSSELL SCHWEICKART, CA 1966
S-1026 PROTOTYPE APOLLO ADVANCED EXTRA VEHICULAR SPACESUIT GLOVE
S-1026 PROTOTYPE APOLLO ADVANCED EXTRA VEHICULAR FULL PRESSURE SPACESUIT GLOVE, MADE FOR RUSSELL SCHWEICKART, AND MANUFACTURED BY THE DAVID CLARK COMPANY, SEPT, 1968
Right hand glove, approx. 13 inches long, outer Beta-cloth layer over layers of aluminized mylar, and other protective materials, red aluminum connector ring at wrist, inside wrist label reads: "GLOVE ASSEMBLY, FULL PRESSURE/ SPACE SUIT ASSEMBLY, PROTOTYPE/ APOLLO EXTRA VEHICULAR/ MFG. DAVID CLARK CO., INC./S1026 SER. NO. 101/ P/N 16575G-02CAZZR/SIZE: SCHWEIKART [sic] SEPT. 1968." General rubbing and wear to glove, some areas rubbed away to reveal inner layers, tear in fabric at thumb revealing inner layers. Some dents to wrist connector.
A VERY RARE PROTOTYPE FOR THE APOLLO ADVANCED EXTRA VEHICULAR SPACESUIT. Intended as an alternate EVA suit for the Apollo 15-17 missions, it was ultimately not used. The Smithsonian has only two suits identified as the S-1026 model, which they refer to as a "mystery" suits; they note that theirs is not intended for use outside of the spacecraft, as it does not have the hook-ups for a Portable Life Support System, indicating that their example is a suit made for a Command Module Pilot, whereas the present glove was intended to be used by a Mission Commander of Lunar Module Pilot, who would have both ventures outside of the spacecraft on an EVA.