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Lunar OutfittersMaking the Apollo Space Suit$
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Bill Ayrey

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813066578

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813066578.001.0001

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Second Chances

Second Chances

The Model AX-5L and A-5L Suits

(p.56) 4 Second Chances
Lunar Outfitters

Bill Ayrey

University Press of Florida

After two years of much difficulty getting an acceptable suit from the ILC/Hamilton team, NASA reopens the Apollo suit contract and invites Hamilton Standard and B. F. Goodrich to team up and provide a new suit. NASA also invites the David Clark Co. to provide a suit. ILC pleads with NASA and ultimately gets invited to submit another entry, the AX-5L space suit, which goes on the win the final Apollo suit contract. ILC is then made the prime contractor.

Keywords:   model AX-5L space suit, Hamilton Standard, B. F. Goodrich, Apollo suit

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