Pressure Suit, Adavanced Extravehicular Suit, B1-A
- Litton Industries
- This suit was manufactured by Litton Industries, which made a series of Advanced Extra-Vehicular Suits (AES) during the early 1960s that were of a constant volume whether pressurized or unpressurized. This one was called the Model B1-A, of which approximately six were made, and was not equipped with a thermal cover-layer. It had a hemispherical helmet made of polycarbonate.
- These experimental suits were designed to maintain an almost perfectly constant volume while enabling a full range of body motions. They could operate at higher pressure, thus reducing the time-consuming oxygen pre-breathing period before extra vehicular activities.
- NASA transferred the suit to the National Air and Space Museum in 1979.
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- Transferred from NASA - Headquarters
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- Usage conditions apply
- PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
- Bellows: Aluminium, rubberized nylon
- Disconnects: Coated aluminium
- Fixtures: Anodized aluminium
- Overall: 68 in. tall x 28 in. wide x 16 in. deep (172.72 x 71.12 x 40.64cm)
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
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- National Air and Space Museum
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