Topic: Gemini pressure garment without cover layer
Posts: 273 From: Registered: Jul 2016
posted 10-08-2018 09:02 AM
When we think of the Gemini spacesuit, we think of it being white in color. But in fact, the Gemini suit had a detachable cover layer of white nomex fabric which covered up the actual Gemini pressure garment.
Has anyone ever seen a picture of the Gemini G3-C or G4-C pressure garment? I am curious to know if it was white, silver or a drab color (and I don't wish to confuse this with the Gemini G1-C silver suit).
Jurg Bolli Member
Posts: 977 From: Albuquerque, NM Registered: Nov 2000
posted 10-08-2018 06:41 PM
In the book "Spacesuits" by Amanda Young (Smithsonian) there is a picture (3.6) of Cernan's G4-C pressure garment, and it is white. The caption states that the cover layer was used for post flight destructive testing.