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Offline Graham1973

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Re: Space Suit Prototypes (like Grumman Moon Suit, Republic etc)
« Reply #150 on: June 26, 2015, 08:56:28 am »
Another piece of space emergency equipment...

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The design, development, and fabrication of a feasibility model of a breathing bag life support system for extravehicular activity are discussed. The breathing vest and back pack portable life support system contains connectors which allow external water and gas supply. At a metabolic rate of 2000 BTU per hour, the two low pressure bottles provide 27 minutes of breathing gas for a total filled system weight of 30.5 pounds.

Development of a portable life support system and emergency life support pack

http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19720005423.pdf

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Re: Space Suit Prototypes (like Grumman Moon Suit, Republic etc)
« Reply #151 on: August 09, 2015, 04:17:13 pm »
I received the following request at the Greater St Louis Air and Space Museum and I am sharing it here in the hope that someone here might find some information to help this gentleman. And because this information fits within this topic.

Subject: Gemini G2-C Pressure Suit: CWO Charles O. Laine

Dear Mr. Burke

Perhaps you can assist me in my quest. My Father, CWO Charles O. Laine, worked for the 6511th Test Parachute group in El Centro California in the early 60's and did some work with the Gemini program's personnel recovery system. Please see the attached photo. Question: Can his space suit be located. I know it was custom made for him by (David Clark). I have found CWO Mitchell B. Kanowski's, also in the attached picture on YouTube. I would appreciate any assistance you could give. Please see attached and advise. Thanks!

He attached these pictures along with the links (with additional statements.)

I believe I have located SSGT James R. Marcum's G2-C space suit. He is on the far right in the photo attached. Please see attached picture and website below. If you zoom in on the picture on the website below you can read Marcum on the right chest.

http://collections.si.edu/search/direct/L3NlYXJjaC9yZXN1bHRzLmh0bT9xPXJlY29yZF9JRDpuYXNtX0ExOTcxMDc4NjAwMA==<https://ex2010.sandi.net/owa/redir.aspx?C=ZeoSkCBKjEelH-5eJUgO4-5HgP8JnNIINBckZqX9GcK5xQxdyonmVj1tDopH8Wv8M1rSIXXE1CY.&URL=http%3a%2f%2fcollections.si.edu%2fsearch%2fdirect%2fL3NlYXJjaC9yZXN1bHRzLmh0bT9xPXJlY29yZF9JRDpuYXNtX0ExOTcxMDc4NjAwMA%3d%3d

CWO Mitch Kanowski's Helmet is also on the SI website under GH-2C.

http://collections.si.edu/search/results.htm?q=record_ID:nasm_A19730836000<https://ex2010.sandi.net/owa/redir.aspx?C=ZeoSkCBKjEelH-5eJUgO4-5HgP8JnNIINBckZqX9GcK5xQxdyonmVj1tDopH8Wv8M1rSIXXE1CY.&URL=http%3a%2f%2fcollections.si.edu%2fsearch%2fresults.htm%3fq%3drecord_ID%3anasm_A19730836000>

If anyone knows of any place for him to search, either post it here or send me a message. Either way, I'll pass it on to William Laine.

Thanks.
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Re: Space Suit Prototypes (like Grumman Moon Suit, Republic etc)
« Reply #152 on: July 19, 2016, 11:25:48 am »

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Re: Space Suit Prototypes (like Grumman Moon Suit, Republic etc)
« Reply #153 on: July 20, 2016, 01:02:01 am »
Interesting Video

I wonder who the new SpaceX suits gonna look like
who are design by a Hollywood company "Ironhead"
they dress all superhero in Movies
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Re: Space Suit Prototypes (like Grumman Moon Suit, Republic etc)
« Reply #154 on: August 02, 2016, 06:16:12 am »
Looking at the Grumman space suit on page 1 of this thread, I'm reminded of the space suit used in this 1965 Soviet film.  An older film (1957) uses a different design which doesn't appear till the very end (last minute).



Road To The Stars (very end of movie)

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Re: Space Suit Prototypes (like Grumman Moon Suit, Republic etc)
« Reply #155 on: August 07, 2016, 12:21:04 pm »
This seems to be the place for this.

I don't know enough about this site to fully rely on its reporting. However. This odd article does have some useful details on the development of the Mercury and Apollo suits. Note the bit about the 'Mini-me' (child sized) Mercury suits made by B.F. Goodrich.

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/nasa-tried-and-failed-to-reclaim-these-spacesuits-that-were-auctioned-last-year?trk_source=recommended
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Re: Space Suit Prototypes (like Grumman Moon Suit, Republic etc)
« Reply #157 on: June 05, 2017, 08:49:32 am »
Here You tube video about British Pressure Suits
Barrington Bond posted some picture about this in Reply #103 and #104 here

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Re: Space Suit Prototypes (like Grumman Moon Suit, Republic etc)
« Reply #158 on: June 05, 2017, 09:22:50 am »
X-20 Dyna Soar Space Suit (looks like X-15 pilot Pete Knight) Note: X-20 cockpit simulator in background.

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Re: Space Suit Prototypes (like Grumman Moon Suit, Republic etc)
« Reply #159 on: June 06, 2017, 09:30:59 pm »
Here You tube video about British Pressure Suits
Barrington Bond posted some picture about this in Reply #103 and #104 here



Wow! The British pressure suit had the hood helmet like Gemini 7,Sokol and now Starliner suits!
I see more resemblance with Russian suits more than American suits.