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The Secret Is in the Space Suit

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There's a Limit to the Comfort Level of NASA Space Suits

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This Pressure Suit Helped Pilots Survive New Heights

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Pressure Suit, A7-L, Shepard, Apollo 14, Flown

Astronaut:
Alan B. Shepard Jr.  Search this
Manufacturer:
ILC Industries Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Exterior: Beta cloth, Chromel-R, nylon, polyester, velcro
Interior: Rubber, nylon
Connectors: Anodized aluminium, two red, four blue
Neckring: Anodized aluminium, red
Wrist locking rings: Anodized aluminium, red and blue
Dimensions:
Overall: 5ft 6in. x 2ft 8in. x 11in. (167.64 x 81.3 x 27.9cm)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA, Manned Spacecraft Center.
Inventory Number:
A19720587000
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Pressure Suit, G3-C, Young, Gemini 3, Flown

Manufacturer:
David Clark Company, Inc.  Search this
Astronaut:
John W. Young  Search this
Materials:
Exterior: HT nylon, silk (flag), polycarbonate visor
Zippers: Cotton, brass, rubber/neoprene
Interior: Neoprene-coated nylon
Connectors, fittings and disconnects: Anodized aluminium
Dimensions:
Approximate: 2ft 3in. x 4ft 9in. x 10in. (68.58 x 144.78 x 25.4cm)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA, Manned Spacecraft Center
Inventory Number:
A19730226000
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Pressure Suit, A7-L, Schirra, Apollo 7, Flown

Subcontractor:
Air Lock Inc.  Search this
Manufacturer:
ILC Industries Inc.  Search this
Astronaut:
Walter M. Schirra, Jr.  Search this
Materials:
Exterior: Beta cloth, nylon, polyester, velcro, plastic, brass, steel
Interior: Rubber/Neoprine, nylon
Connectors: Anodized aluminium
Neckring: Anodized Aliminium, rubber-silicone
Wrist locking rings: Anodized aluminium
Dimensions:
Overall: 5ft 6in. x 2ft 8in. x 11in. (167.64 x 81.3 x 27.9cm)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from Space Technology Inc., Ranger Systems Division
Inventory Number:
A19730228000
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Pressure Suit, Apollo, A5-L, Prototype

Manufacturer:
ILC Industries Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Nylon, anodized aluminum, rubber/neoprene, PVC, leather, velcro, steel
Dimensions:
Approximate: 20.32 x 172.72 x 76.2cm (8in. x 5ft 8in. x 2ft 6in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA Manned Spacecraft Center
Inventory Number:
A19730576000
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Pressure Suit, Apollo, A6-L, Kerwin

Manufacturer:
ILC Industries Inc.  Search this
Astronaut:
Joseph P. Kerwin  Search this
Materials:
Overall - beta cloth, rubber, nylon, plastic
Connectors - aluminum (red, blue)
Neck ring - aluminum
Wrist locking rings - aluminum (red, blue)
Dimensions:
Approximately 67inches long x 32 inches wide x 11 inches deep. (170.2 x 81.3 x 27.9 cm)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center
Inventory Number:
A19730577000
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Pressure Suit, Apollo, A6-L

Manufacturer:
ILC Industries Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Overall - beta cloth, rubber, nylon, plastic
Connectors - anodized aluminum (red, blue)
Neck ring - anodized aluminum
Wrist locking rings - anodized aluminum (red, blue)
Other: steel, velcro, brass
Dimensions:
Approximately: 67 inches high x 32 inches wide x 11 inches deep (170 x 82 x 28 cm)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA Manned Spacecraft Center
Inventory Number:
A19730578000
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Pressure Suit, A6-L, Gordon, Training

Manufacturer:
ILC Industries Inc.  Search this
Astronaut:
Richard F. Gordon  Search this
Materials:
Overall - beta cloth, rubber, nylon, plastic
Connectors - aluminum (red, blue)
Neck ring - aluminum
Wrist locking rings - aluminum (red, blue)
other: beta cloth, anodized aluminum, velcro, nylon, neoprene-coated nylon, rubber (silicone), brass, gold plating, steel, polycarbonate, Chromel-R
Dimensions:
Overall: 5ft 7in. x 2ft 8in. x 11in. (170.18 x 81.3 x 27.9cm)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19730579000
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Pressure Suit, Apollo, A5-L, Developmental

Manufacturer:
ILC Industries Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Overall - rubber, nylon, plastic, polyester
Connectors - aluminum (red, blue)
Neck ring - aluminum
Wrist locking rings - aluminum (red, blue)
other: nylon, Aluminum, steel, neoprene-coated nylon, rubber/neoprene, anodized aluminum, plasticPVC, leather, cotton
Dimensions:
Approximate: 5ft 7in. x 2ft 8in. x 11in. (170.18 x 81.28 x 27.94cm)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA, Manned Spacecraft Center.
Inventory Number:
A19730813000
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Pressure Suit, Gemini, G4-C, Cooper, Training

Manufacturer:
David Clark Company, Inc.  Search this
Astronaut:
Leroy Gordon Cooper Jr.  Search this
Materials:
Exterior: Teflon-Beta cloth, anodized aluminium, polyester, Velcro, brass, steel
Interior: Neoprine-coated nylon, Link-net Nomex, dacron, mylar film, polyester, nylon
Dimensions:
Overall: 5ft 5in. x 2ft 6in. x 11in. (165.1 x 76.2 x 27.9cm)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19730824000
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Pressure Suit, Gemini, G2-C, Grissom, Developmental

Manufacturer:
David Clark Company, Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Exterior: HT Nylon
Interior: Rubber/Neoprene
Zipper: Brass, cotton
Boots: Aluminized Nylon
Connectors: Anodized aluminium
Dimensions:
Approximate: 5ft 2in. x 1ft 8in. x 7in. (157.48 x 50.8 x 17.78cm)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center
Inventory Number:
A19730827000
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Boots, G-5-C, Borman, Training

Manufacturer:
David Clark Company, Inc.  Search this
Astronaut:
Frank Borman  Search this
Materials:
nylon, steel, brass, leather, Rubber (Silicone), Phenolic Resin, paint
Dimensions:
Clothing: 30.5 x 22.9 x 30.5cm (12 x 9 x 12 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Footwear
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19710780000
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Pressure Suit, Mark IV, United States Navy

Manufacturer:
B. F. Goodrich Co.  Search this
Subcontractor:
Kollsman Instrument Company  Search this
Materials:
NECKRING - ALUMINUM
OVERALL - nylon, neoprene-coated nylon, aluminum, rubber/neoprene, brass, steel
Dimensions:
Overall: 28 x 5 x 62.5cm (11in. x 1 15/16in. x 2ft 5/8in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA Manned Spacecraft Center
Inventory Number:
A19710781000
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Pressure Suit, G5-C, Borman, Training

Manufacturer:
David Clark Company, Inc.  Search this
Astronaut:
Frank Borman  Search this
Materials:
Exterior: HT Nylon, Silk (flag), polycarbonate visor
Zippers: Cotton, brass, rubber/neoprene
Interior: Neoprene-coated nylon
Connectors, fittings and disconnects: Anodized aluminum
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 ft. 7 in. tall x 1 ft. 6 in. wide x 8 in. deep, 16 lb. (170.2 x 45.7 x 20.3cm, 7.3kg)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19721159000
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Pressure Suit, Mark IV, United States Navy

Manufacturer:
B. F. Goodrich Co.  Search this
Materials:
Neck ring - aluminum
Overall - brass, ht-1 nomex, Steel, phenolic resin, aluminum, neoprene-coated nylon, rubber (silicone)
Dimensions:
Overall: 22.86 x 88.9 x 167.64cm (9in. x 2ft 11in. x 5ft 6in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA
Inventory Number:
A19710782000
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Helmet, Pressure Bubble, Worden, Apollo 15

Manufacturer:
Air Lock Inc.  Search this
Astronaut:
Alfred Merrill Worden  Search this
Designer:
Dr. Robert L. Jones  Search this
James H. O'Kane  Search this
Subcontractor:
Hamilton Standard  Search this
Contractor:
ILC Industries Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Bubble: Polycarbonate
Helmet Disconnect: Anodized aluminum
Rear Pad: Beta cloth, anodized aluminum
Dimensions:
3-D: 30.5 x 26 x 27.9cm (12 x 10 1/4 x 11 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA, Manned Spacecraft Center.
Inventory Number:
A19730059001
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Pressure suit, G5-C, White, Training

Manufacturer:
David Clark Company, Inc.  Search this
Astronaut:
Edward H. White, II  Search this
Materials:
Exterior: HT Nylon, Silk (flag), polycarbonate visor
Zippers: Cotton, brass, rubber/neoprene
Interior: Neoprene-coated nylon
Connectors, fittings and disconnects: Anodized aluminium
Dimensions:
Overall: 5ft 7in. x 1ft 6in. x 8in. (170.18 x 45.72 x 20.3cm)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19730839000
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Helmet, Pressure Bubble, Lousma, Skylab 3

Manufacturer:
Air Lock Inc.  Search this
Manufactured for:
ILC Industries Inc.  Search this
Astronaut:
Jack R. Lousma  Search this
Materials:
Bubble: Polycarbonate
Neck and Head Pad: Beta cloth, aluminum
Neck Disconnect, Feed Port: Anodized aluminum
Dimensions:
3-D: 22.9 x 26.7cm (9 x 10 1/2 in.)
Other (neck ring): 9 1/2in. (24.1cm)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19761191001
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