X-ray Spacesuits

Helmet. Pressure Dome, Experimental;  1982-0463-001, side viewScreen Shot 2013-08-16 at 12.42.45 PM There’s something wonderfully crisp and tight about these xray images of vintage NASA space gear, and the see-through vision gives light to some of the technical aspects of these suits. Some of the metal housing and joints make the suits look like they’re made from slinkies, and the fact that these 60s-era suits look pretty much like today’s shows how advanced they were for the day.

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