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Lunar Outfitters: Making the Apollo Space Suit

Bill Ayrey

Abstract

Lunar Outfitters chronicles the history of the Apollo space suit and how it was developed and produced. It focuses on the employees of ILC Industries, the maker of these lunar suits, and highlights the first engineer who saw the need for such a suit and those who came along later to advance the suit and make it the best space suit in the industry. Details and stories in the text describe many hurdles, such as the challenges this relatively small company faced in convincing NASA they were capable of fulfilling the contract. Later chapters provide technical details of the various Apollo model su ... More

Keywords: Apollo space suit, Lunar suits, ILC Industries, NASA

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780813066578
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813066578.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bill Ayrey, author
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum