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Re: Space Suit Prototypes (like Grumman Moon Suit, Republic etc)
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2008, 09:40:02 pm »
and here also in tressting picture
is this a Spacesuit testing or just publicity picture ?

I think you'll find thats a partial pressure suit for use by pilots in high altitude flights.  Not a spacesuit.  If you look, the boots aren't pressure boots.  Nor is there any physical join between them and the suit.  He also appears to be wearing a g-vest.
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Re: Space Suit Prototypes (like Grumman Moon Suit, Republic etc)
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2008, 10:55:41 am »
I think you'll find that's a partial pressure suit for use by pilots in high altitude flights.  Not a spacesuit.  If you look, the boots aren't pressure boots.  Nor is there any physical join between them and the suit.  He also appears to be wearing a g-vest.

i found the suit on picture, is a 1958 B. F. Goodrich Mark III for the Navy
later it became Mark IV and Mercury Spacesuit
on the picture is still the dark gray nylon outer shell Instead the later aluminum-coated nylon of Mercury suit


you don't need pressure boots on this suit, they had neoprene rubber "socks" to ensure that the suit was airtight
only the black leather safety boots needed
but for Mercury suit the boots were later aluminum-coated nylon leather. (This was for thermal control.)


on last Mercury flight the "boots" as an integral part of the spacesuit itself.

the picture show the Mercury suit with black "Socks" source NASA
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Re: Space Suit Prototypes (like Grumman Moon Suit, Republic etc)
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2009, 06:53:48 am »
here a English Space Suit prototype


the Windak suit in unusual test environment   ;D

by way it seem they made also unusual test with Apollo space suits
the legend tells of American football game in suits to test agility
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Re: Space Suit Prototypes (like Grumman Moon Suit, Republic etc)
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2009, 08:31:52 pm »
Just in case you don't know, there's a new model company I believed called Monarch Models that has plans of releasing a model of the Life Cover model moon suit soon.  Hopefully they will be at Wonderfest this year with some updates.

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Re: Space Suit Prototypes (like Grumman Moon Suit, Republic etc)
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2009, 11:37:55 pm »
Just in case you don't know, there's a new model company I believed called Monarch Models that has plans of releasing a model of the Life Cover model moon suit soon.  Hopefully they will be at Wonderfest this year with some updates.

...Word I heard on this one on another modeling forum a few months back is that it's been shelved. Monarch has made a lot of new kit announcements, but only three kits have been produced so far, and one of them is just a glow-in-the-dark reissue of their first kit.

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Re: Space Suit Prototypes (like Grumman Moon Suit, Republic etc)
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2009, 04:21:23 am »
here a English Space Suit prototype

What is the history to this one? Was this actually a true space suit or just a pressure suit?
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Re: Space Suit Prototypes (like Grumman Moon Suit, Republic etc)
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2009, 06:32:24 am »
I'm no expert but i didn't think it was a spacesuit - though in a way it did get to the moon and space;)

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Re: Space Suit Prototypes (like Grumman Moon Suit, Republic etc)
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2009, 10:53:45 am »
I'm no expert but i didn't think it was a spacesuit - though in a way it did get to the moon and space;)

those movie suite were used also in episode of "Department S"

on British Spacesuits
is paradox that they study spacesuit design, but abandon all efforts for Space flights
and end in movies and Tv

bloody labor politics  >:(

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Re: Space Suit Prototypes (like Grumman Moon Suit, Republic etc)
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2009, 01:54:42 pm »
It was the Lunar Module pilot suits from "First Men In The Moon" that reappeared in Dept S "The Man From X" with different helmets rather than the ones I posted ;)

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Re: Space Suit Prototypes (like Grumman Moon Suit, Republic etc)
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2009, 11:29:39 am »
here something new
thats Niel Armstrong in Spacesuit

but this is not a Mercury Spacesuit or Gemini Spacesuit
but which one ?
 
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Re: Space Suit Prototypes (like Grumman Moon Suit, Republic etc)
« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2009, 01:23:34 pm »
It was a G3-C a prototype for the actual G4-C suits used during Gemini programme.
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Re: Space Suit Prototypes (like Grumman Moon Suit, Republic etc)
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2009, 09:15:16 am »
Additional G3-C info ...

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Re: Space Suit Prototypes (like Grumman Moon Suit, Republic etc)
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2009, 11:04:38 am »
I'm no expert but i didn't think it was a spacesuit - though in a way it did get to the moon and space;)



Is the top image from First Men in the Moon (1964)?

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Re: Space Suit Prototypes (like Grumman Moon Suit, Republic etc)
« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2009, 12:05:06 pm »
Not quite a spacesuit...I believe that's a Vulcan tail warning radar next to it.

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