Of the suit he wore on the moon, Neil Armstrong wrote, “it was tough, reliable, and almost cuddly.” But that cuddly suit, made by the company Playtex, had some stiff competition (literally) from rival rigid, metal designs. This video features archival NASA footage of mobility tests for several spacesuit prototypes. Music is from the band [...] No related posts.
This is an X-ray of the suit that Alan Shepard wore on the Moon in February 5, 1971, during the Apollo 14 mission spacewalks on the Fra Mauro formation. Nothing in the suit is superfluous. More » Read Post
Warner Bros. is now developing an adaptation of Spacesuit, Nicholas de Monchaux's 2011 nonfiction book about "the unsung heroes of the Apollo space program — a team of bra and girdle designers from Playtex who successfully built the... Read Post