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The History of the NASA Spacesuit

By Vadim Newquist Apr 12, 2013

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These pictures feature a peek at the Displays and Control Module (DCM) that came with the ExtraVehicular Mobility Unit (EMU), utilized for spacewalks between 1979 and 2002. It allowed for control of pressure, temperature, and communications. The writing on the DCM is backwards, due to the fact that it's difficult to see the DCM properly from inside the suit. The astronaut utilizes a wrist mirror to gaze at the reflection so the backwards writing appears normal.

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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