CLEARANCE: Top Secret
- Nov 2, 2009
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The Artist said:This suit is only listed as a Gemini Spacesuit Prototype donated by McDonnell Douglas. It was already on that dumpy mannequin when it was donated to the museum. I've been told that this was the suit they (McDonnell Douglas) used to take to events and presentations so it has seen a lot of abuse.
This silver suit is a G-2G manufactured by B.F. Goodrich.
The mannequin the suit is on has too much damage to let the suit remain on it - the right hip and the left ankle are broken. It has been flat on its back in storage for about a year while I studied it to plan the removal. Today, we started the removal process. (Though, the helmet and gloves had been removed before it went into storage.) Today, we opened the main entry zipper to get a better evaluation of the mannequin. I am photo documenting the steps and details while this work is being done and will set up a site - probably a Flicker site - to share low to medium resolution copies of those pictures. Watch this thread for updates.
Attached are the ID tags I've photographed so far. In a few days, I'll post a few more photos here along with a history of this suit.