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Spacesuits — the Future, the Present, and the Past
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2024 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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We were, and we will again — as soon as somebody thinks of something new to say on the subject. Like, "The one below is my favorite!" Very Happy

(Meanwhile, thanks for the correction. Wink)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2024 7:15 pm    Post subject: Re: This was first spacesuit designed for moon astronauts Reply with quote

bulldogtrekker wrote:
This was the first spacesuit designed for astronauts on the moon
By Jessica Orwig, Business Insider Imgur

A decade before Neil Armstrong ever took that first small step on the moon in 1969, NASA engineer Allyn B. Hazard was already thinking about manned missions to the moon in a very big way by designing one of the first ever spacesuits.

Here he is in the spacesuit, which looks like it would be incredibly difficult to maneuver.



And for comparison, here's the Apollo suit Armstrong took the moon (notice there are no antennae on Neil's head cap):



At the time he invented the suit, Hazard was a senior development engineer in the Missile Engineering Section of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California. The suit was never an official project by NASA, and considering the bulky design, Armstrong and other astronauts are probably thankful for it.

The project was more just big thinking on Hazard's part and his imagination and innovation certainly garnered some attention. For example, Hazard and his suit were featured on the cover of Life Magazine on April 27, 1962.....



Full story at this LINK:
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/original-spacesuit-first-man-moon-161805406.html

It's going to be a new model kit, coming out in a few months.

https://www.culttvmanshop.com/PREORDER--The-Moonsuit-scale-from-Monarch-Models-5999--PREORDER-RESERVATION-_p_7264.html

There was a reason the suit was designed as a hard shell rather than a cloth suit. Micro meteoroids were a real concern. The early satellites and the Gemini EVA's showed this to be much less of a concern.

Also the 1st moon missions were planned on a direct ascent approach. The entire orbital spacecraft (not the booster) would land on the moon and return to earth. While weight was a concern, space was not. To make it to the moon and back the spacecraft needed to be large. Also the ridged
suit would fit all the astronauts, Individually fitted suits
would not be needed.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2024 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The background and history of this unusual spacesuit is very interesting, gentemen! Thank you. Very Happy

We know that during the Apollo missions the astronauts discovered that the best way to walk on the Moon was actually to hop!

We also know that several astronauts fell down, but were able to get back up — although it took one of them several tries at the 02:00 mark in the video below.

I can't help wondering if that huge bulky suit would have been a serious deterrent in both those cases. Imagine that suit in the situations show in this video.


Astronauts falling on the Moon, NASA Apollo Mission Landed on the Lunar Surface


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