Pressure Suit, "Lobster Shell"
- International Latex Corporation
- This is a spacesuit known as the "Lobster Shell" suit. The International Latex Company built and submitted this suit to NASA in 1965 as a proposal for suits for an advanced Apollo program, a program that NASA later cancelled. The suit gets its name from the shaped fiberglass sections in the arms and legs that were designed to protect astronauts experiencing high gravitational forces. It is easy to identify the suit by its broad, thick shoulders. Even though the program was cancelled, other contractors offered similar designs to the U.S. Air Force for their Manned Orbiting Laboratory program.
- NASA Ames Research Center transferred this spacesuit to the Museum in 2004 after they concluded testing it for their advanced suit design.
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- Transferred from NASA Ames Research Center.
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- PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
- Anodized Aluminum, Nylon, rubber/neoprene, neoprene-coated nylon, aluminized nylon, brass, steel, leather
- Approximate: 33.02 x 160.02 x 76.2cm (1ft 1in. x 5ft 3in. x 2ft 6in.)
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
- National Air and Space Museum
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