Pressure Suit, Mercury, Augerson (Slayton), Training
- B. F. Goodrich Co.
- This pressure suit was used during NASA's Project Mercury by astronaut Donald Kent "Deke" Slayton in training. One of the original Mercury Seven astronauts, Slayton was the only one who did not fly in space during the Mercury project. During the process of selction and training, doctors discovered that he had a slight heart murmur. Although the murmur did not disqualify him from the program, NASA managers opted to cancel his flight. Slayton later flew in space on board the Apollo spacecraft that docked with a Soviet Soyuz for the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in July 1975.
- Deke Slayton used this spacesuit for training. It is likely that NASA resued the suit after the Mercury Project for testing.
- NASA transferred the suit to the museum in the late 1960s.
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- Transferred from NASA, Manned Spacecraft Center.
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- PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
- Exterior: Aluminized nylon, aluminium, phenolic resin, nylon webbing, neoprene/rubber
- Interior: No interior pressure bladder
- Zipper: Brass, cotton
- Neck-ring: Aluminium
- Wrist locking rings and bearings: Aluminium
- Approximate: 20.32 x 175.26 x 76.2cm (8in. x 5ft 9in. x 2ft 6in.)
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
- National Air and Space Museum
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