Pressure Suit, AX-2
- NASA Ames Research Center
- The AX-2 was designed at NASA Ames Research Center in the mid-1960s by "Vic" Vykukal. A lunar prototype suit designed to operate at 5 pounds per square inch, it has "stovepipe" mobility joints, metal bellows, and a bearing at the waist. Sealed bearings between the stovepipe joints allowed each element to rotate. Although the suit functioned as intended, NASA chose the "soft" suit for use on the lunar surface, and this suit was the last of its type.
- Transferred to NASM from NASA - Ames Research Center in 2004.
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- Transferred from NASA, Ames Research Center.
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- PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
- Overall: Aluminum honeycomb,fiberglass and PVC, anodized aluminum
- Approximate: 6 ft. tall x 5 ft. 6 in. long x 2 ft. 4 in. wide x 1 ft. 1 in. deep (182.88 x 167.64 x 71.12 x 33.02cm)
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
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