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60s Astronaut X-15 Strap

Hi everyone, 

I lost where I posted this in a thread about an early Astronaut, so I thought I'd ask again. 

Has anyone a good picture or seen a real-life example of the 17" Bulova X-15 pilot strap? (Would it be on display in any museum?)

I've seen a few pics here on the forum, but none that are very detailed. 

 

 

 

Astronaut M2's picture
Astronaut M2
Posted May 5, 2018 - 5:56pm

This is about the best I've seen...

 

Astronaut M2's picture
Astronaut M2
Posted May 5, 2018 - 6:02pm

It appears to be a leather band, Only very long...

Record-setting long...

 

Only the article talks of a "nylon" band but the pictures of the X-15 pilots the band doesn't look like "nylon"?   

 

 

macosie
Posted June 9, 2018 - 8:23am

I agree that it doesn't look nylon. I was hoping it might be visibke somewhere in a museum like the Smithsonian.