[2014] Jamie Giannini: The Spandex Spacesuit

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[2014] Jamie Giannini: The Spandex Spacesuit

Merucry Space Suit

1959

The SpaceSuit-Dervived from the Navy Mark IV high altitude jet aircraft pressure suit- Inner layer made out of neoprene fabric-Outer Layer made out of aluminized nylon-Difficult for astronaut's movement in their joints-Worn as soft and unpressurized used for backup incase of spacecraft cabin pressure loss

AKA The BioSuit

Gemini Space Suit

1968

Apollo Space Suit

1970's

2007

Escape SuitakaThe Pumpkin Suit

The Spandex Spacesuit

The Spandex Spacesuit

The Original InventionInvented by NASA

The Mercury Project-Objectives

-Place a manned spacecraft in orbital flight around the earth.--Investigate man's performance capabilities and his ability to function in the environment of space.Recover the man and the spacecraft safely.

-Good Chemical Stability-Maintains flexability over wide range of temperatures

-Strong yet lightweight

-Functional for both intravehicular and extravehicular space activity-Mostly nylon and Nomex-More insulation control-Allowed atronaught more movement

1965

- Nylon, Kapton -Air-tight anthropomorphicstructure-Gold coated visor that reflects solar heat and light

-Orange color make potential rescues easier-Black visor-Gloves are easier to put on

Spandex Spacesuit

Where did it all begin?

1981

STS-1

-Enabled astronauts to parachute from the shuttle

By Jamie Giannini3 October 2014


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