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The History of the NASA Spacesuit

By Vadim Newquist Apr 12, 2013

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By 1965, NASA had manned several space missions and moved on from Project Mercury to Project Gemini. Here Gus Grissom (left) and John Young, pilots on the 1965 Gemini flight, posed in their flight suits, with portable suit air conditioning apparatuses attached. This was a substantial upgrade from previous models, which often left astronauts overheated and tired. It also reduced the tendency for visors to fog up, due to excessive moisture.

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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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