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The History of the NASA Spacesuit

By Vadim Newquist Apr 12, 2013

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By 1968, the U.S. had set its sights on the moon, and this presented several new challenges to engineers. The temperatures were more extreme than on any other excursion, and the suits had to protect against contact with the lunar surface. Greater flexibility was also essential as astronauts had to perform new duties, like collecting moon rocks.

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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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