Lunar Outfitters: Making the Apollo Space Suit 0813066573, 9780813066578

The design processes behind a giant leap for mankind. Neil Armstrong in a space suit on the moon remains an iconic repre

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Lunar Outfitters: Making the Apollo Space Suit
 0813066573, 9780813066578

Table of contents :
Cover
Half Title
Title
Copyright
Contents
Preface
Introduction
Part I. Humble Beginnings
1. School of Hard Knocks
2. Developing the State-of-the-Art Space Suit
3. The Turbulent Years, 1962–1965
4. Second Chances: The Model AX-5L and A-5L Suits
Part II. Building the Moon Suits
5. The Model A-5L Space Suit Contract
6. The Model A-6L Space Suit: Unveiling the First Moon Suit
7. The Model A-7L Space Suit, 1967–1971
8. The Model A-7LB Space Suit: The Next Generation, 1971–1975
Part III. Post-Lunar Missions
9. Skylab, the Apollo-Soyuz Test Program, and Other Development Suits
10. End of a Historic Era
Conclusion: Preserving Our Treasures; The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Acknowledgments
Appendix A: Technical Details of the Apollo Space Suits
Appendix B: Apollo Part Numbers and Serial Numbers
Appendix C: Apollo Contract Details
Appendix D: Astronaut Code Names
Appendix E: A-7LB Suit Plug Loads and Fabric Stresses
Timeline of Significant Events
Glossary
Notes
Further Reading
Index
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