• Hi Guest! Forum rules have been updated. All users please read here.

Space Suit Prototypes (like Grumman Moon Suit, Republic etc)

Grey Havoc

The path not taken.
Senior Member
Joined
Oct 9, 2009
Messages
11,709
Reaction score
1,863
https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/07/27/219203/an-open-source-diy-spacesuit-is-about-to-get-its-first-life-or-death-test

Hmmmm.
 

Michel Van

CLEARANCE: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Aug 13, 2007
Messages
4,606
Reaction score
593
Grey Havoc said:
https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/07/27/219203/an-open-source-diy-spacesuit-is-about-to-get-its-first-life-or-death-test

Hmmmm.

Here is Detail Article about Cameron Smith Space Suit
https://medium.com/the-journal-of-critical-space-studies/pacific-spaceflight-ab25c5b4347c
 

Grey Havoc

The path not taken.
Senior Member
Joined
Oct 9, 2009
Messages
11,709
Reaction score
1,863
https://www.thedailybeast.com/nasas-space-suit-drama-could-delay-our-trip-to-the-moon

Sigh.
 

Byeman

CLEARANCE: Top Secret
Joined
Jan 8, 2010
Messages
790
Reaction score
16
Grey Havoc said:
https://www.thedailybeast.com/nasas-space-suit-drama-could-delay-our-trip-to-the-moon

Sigh.

Idiotic article. No need for new suits yet. Need a lander first.
 

Michel Van

CLEARANCE: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Aug 13, 2007
Messages
4,606
Reaction score
593
a ID request from Hoonte out NASASpaceFlight.com Forum

I think that's flight suit with experimental Flight helmet
got someone more info on that ?
 

Attachments

  • LBJ.jpg_thumb.jpeg
    LBJ.jpg_thumb.jpeg
    19 KB · Views: 107

The Artist

CLEARANCE: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Nov 2, 2009
Messages
629
Reaction score
243
Michel Van said:
a ID request from Hoonte out NASASpaceFlight.com Forum

I think that's flight suit with experimental Flight helmet
got someone more info on that ?

My first impression on seeing the "suit" is that it looks like a harness for wire work (pre-water tank thinking for Zero-G simulation) and it is what ever systems are in that helmet that are being tested. With no neck protection and just shirt sleeves on his arms, that does not look like a pressure suit design. Also. It looks like the patch on the right side of the person's chest says 'AMES'
 

edwest

CLEARANCE: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Nov 9, 2007
Messages
1,070
Reaction score
246
World's first space suit, 1953.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Colliers-Magazine-February-28-1953-Mans-Survival-In-Space-1st-Space-Suit/122643624457?hash=item1c8e213209:g:S3IAAOSwfkdZjdDk
 

TomS

CLEARANCE: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Apr 16, 2008
Messages
4,153
Reaction score
1,117
[quote author=The Artist ]. Also. It looks like the patch on the right side of the person's chest says 'AMES'
[/quote]

Possibly just the NASA Ames Research Center.
 

Grey Havoc

The path not taken.
Senior Member
Joined
Oct 9, 2009
Messages
11,709
Reaction score
1,863

Miss Kentucky (year?) about to step out of one of the 1-gravity trainer LRV used in happier times to give the Apollo astronauts instruction in the operation and driving practice of the real rover. The helper is wearing a definitely tired Command Module pilot (CMP) A7L space suit topped with a very rare early red Lunar Extravehicular Visor Assembly (LEVA).

Photo taken at the Space and Rocket Center Museum, Huntsville, Al (thanks, Alan). A Saturn rocket lying on the dirt and this. All very sad.

https://elpoderdelasgalaxias.wordpr...oving-vehicle-lrv-who-the-mighty-have-fallen/
 

Grey Havoc

The path not taken.
Senior Member
Joined
Oct 9, 2009
Messages
11,709
Reaction score
1,863

Strange to think that the first prototype shuttle EVA suit was completed in 1974 (I had thought it was a little later, around 1977).
 

Grey Havoc

The path not taken.
Senior Member
Joined
Oct 9, 2009
Messages
11,709
Reaction score
1,863
 

Grey Havoc

The path not taken.
Senior Member
Joined
Oct 9, 2009
Messages
11,709
Reaction score
1,863
Not a prototype, and not exactly a spacesuit, but still interesting:
 

Grey Havoc

The path not taken.
Senior Member
Joined
Oct 9, 2009
Messages
11,709
Reaction score
1,863
 

Grey Havoc

The path not taken.
Senior Member
Joined
Oct 9, 2009
Messages
11,709
Reaction score
1,863
 

Iron Felix

CLEARANCE: Secret
Joined
Jun 30, 2019
Messages
254
Reaction score
537
Early Soviet suits:
Ch-3, 1936:
p17ud78dqur8s1r0npc81bia1bl71.jpg
SK-TsAGI-5, 1940:
p17ud7anpd3q1oeq2faaikb9r31.jpg
SK-TsAGI-6:
287384_29_i_051.jpg
In Russian language for these suits (and, also, for diving armour), use term "skafandr" (Rus. скафандр, based on Greek "skafos" - boat, and "andros" - man, "boat-man"), but, also, in late XIX - early XX century, "skafandr" - name of pressurized cab. First "skafandr" for aeronauts in Russia suggested by engineer Pilchikov in 1890, but I haven't data about construction - it was a normal suit or massive cabine.
 

archipeppe

CLEARANCE: Top Secret
Joined
Oct 18, 2007
Messages
1,661
Reaction score
288
Early Soviet suits:

In Russian language for these suits (and, also, for diving armour), use term "skafandr" (Rus. скафандр, based on Greek "skafos" - boat, and "andros" - man, "boat-man"), but, also, in late XIX - early XX century, "skafandr" - name of pressurized cab. First "skafandr" for aeronauts in Russia suggested by engineer Pilchikov in 1890, but I haven't data about construction - it was a normal suit or massive cabine.

Thank you for such nice and new pictures.
Looking at those suits it is clear to trace the root of the actual Sokol pressurized suits design.
 

Michel Van

CLEARANCE: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Aug 13, 2007
Messages
4,606
Reaction score
593
what fantastic find iron felix

it first time i see pressure suit with fur boots (SK-TsAGI-6:)

source ?
 
Top