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Spacesuit History - Dressing For Altitude
2012-09-06 05:47:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has published a book written by Dennis R. Jenkins about the development and use of clothing worn by test pilots, astronauts and others. The book, called "Dressing for Altitude: Aviation Pressure Suits -- Wiley Post to Space Shuttle" is filled with colorful pictures that show off the innovations over the years of flight suits. NASA said Dressing for Altitude contains a 526-page survey of the partial and full-pressure suits...

2010-09-13 10:21:00

COLUMBUS, Ga., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- DRIFIRE Comfortable FR Wear, industry leader in comfortable flame resistant clothing for U.S. warfighters, proudly introduces its new 2-piece flight suit and combat shirt for NAVAIR, both of which have been designed by aircrew for aircrew. The garments feature fabrics that offer permanent flame resistance and superior moisture management properties, with innovative designs that improve wearer comfort and increase functionality. "Our new flight suits...

2009-03-27 22:20:00

Dr. Earl Wood, inventor of the high-altitude pressure suit worn by pilots and astronauts, has died in Rochester, Minn. He was 97. The Mayo Clinic, where Woods was a researcher, said Wood -- who died March 18 -- was an integral part of the team that developed the first civilian human centrifuge in the United States. The centrifuge was used to test human reactions to high levels of gravitational forces. In large part, their work laid the foundation for the science behind modern aerospace...

2008-01-27 09:10:00

While teams of engineers for NASA and its contractors are drawing up plans for a future moon base, other scientists are developing a new wardrobe for spacewalking astronauts -- the first change of garb for the outer space set in three decades. The puffy, white 300-pound spacesuits now worn by American astronauts when they venture into space to assemble additions to the international space station or to overhaul the Hubble Telescope won't work when it comes to romping around the lunar...

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