EARLY TROUSER PROTOTYPE OF THE SPACE SHUTTLE IN-FLIGHT CABIN CREW SUIT.
Space Shuttle crew trousers, light blue fabric, having a large multi-function pocket on the left thigh, a long zippered pocket on the right thigh and two large expanding type zippered pockets below knee level. Manufactured for NASA by the International Latex Corporation (ILC) of Dover, Delaware. An ILC Dover Houston Division sewn label reads: "ITEM: TROUSERS, PART NO. 10101-20002-01, SERIAL NO. N/A, SIZE: S/L, CODE ID: 74897, MFG: 3/6/79, CONTRACT NO. NAS9-15485." An additional separate red label reads: "CAUTION MATERIAL USED IN THIS GARMENT DOES NOT MEET FLAMMABILITY REQUIREMENTS OF SHUTTLE PROGRAM." Both labels are on the interior fly zipper seam.
These trousers are an early generation prototype that very closely matches the final design used during Space Shuttle flights of the early 1980s.