.... Actual size is 11 x 8.5-inches
NASA Wardrobe for Space
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
A complete, comprehensive, and detailed textbook about space suits.
Provides abundant and accurate information and illustrations about:
The text includes many photos, drawings, diagrams and illustrations showing spacesuits and their component parts--plus shots of their construction, and astronauts in action. It also has a definitive history of space suit development, going back to the 1947 work by International Latex, Playtex, and ILC Dover.
- Why spacesuits are needed
- History of wardrobes for space (from Project Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo, until today)
- Tailoring the Apollo "moon suits"
- Spacesuits for Skylab and Apollo-Soyuz
- Spacesuits for the Space Shuttle missions
- Spacesuit component parts
- Clothing for work inside the Space Shuttle
- Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuits for working outside the Shuttle
- The procedure for "suiting up"
- Spacesuit Primary Life Support Systems (PLSS)
- Spacesuit communications systems, radios, and medical information telemetry
- Maneuvering in space, and the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU)
- Spacesuits for the Space Station (and beyond)
- How spacesuits are sized and fitted
The historical section covers early Navy and Air Force high altitude pressure helmets (1952), high altitude pressure suits (1956), Apollo spacesuit development (1962), military aerostats and balloons, cool vests, micrometeoroid garments, military goggles, Army fuel and water tanks, rocket fuel and propellant handlers suits, torpedo recovery bags, auto safety air bags, space antennas, etc. etc.
There's also a nice "question and answer" section written by ILC Dover, Inc. (they make these things) that covers many other details about spacesuit design, construction, costs, materials, colors, and so forth. The "Shuttle Space Suit Assembly" section tells about all the various parts that go into one of these complex units, complete with drawings and illustrations.
This is an incredible book for rocket, missile, and space historians and enthusiasts. Page after page has fascinating information about the equipment needed to stay alive in space. It's perfect for teachers as well.
Very hard to find and now out-of-print, this new limited edition has been republished by the Rocket Science Institute. It's sharp, and clearly printed with a high-resolution laser printer (not photocopied) on high-quality, bright-white, 24-pound, acid-free paper for years of reference use. 28 pages, large and easy-to-read 11" x 8-1/2" size, and quality-bound. $16.95
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