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The History of the NASA Spacesuit

By Vadim Newquist Apr 12, 2013

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Here's a look at the first fully functional NASA spacesuit known as Mercury flight suit, as worn by Gordon Cooper, one of NASA's original seven astronauts of Project Mercury. The suit was a more sophisticated version of a high altitude jet aircraft suit, originally devised by the U.S. Navy.

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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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