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Offline Hoonte

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Spacesuit indentification needed
« on: 03/28/2019 11:11 am »
A photo of LBJ with somebody in a NASA suit.
Anyone has some details about this suit?

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Re: Spacesuit indentification needed
« Reply #1 on: 03/30/2019 03:06 pm »
That Spacesuit is odd
the neck is unprojected

my guess that not spacesuit but a flight suit with experimental Flight helmet

I will ask at Secret project forum if some knows about this

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Re: Spacesuit indentification needed
« Reply #2 on: 04/14/2019 08:38 pm »
found 1962 color picture of suits



Source:
In 1962, Aviation Week
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« Last Edit: 04/14/2019 08:38 pm by Michel Van »

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Re: Spacesuit indentification needed
« Reply #3 on: 04/16/2019 06:58 am »
Found info to Color picture 

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Three NASA personnel suited in space flight restraining gear are ready to climb aboard this Apollo very early mock-up, April 6, 1962. This flight restraining gear was developed at Ames Space Center by Robert Innis in view of the extreme acceleration envisaged during certain parts of the space flight.
The model in the middle wears a “borrowed” US Navy Mk.IV pressure suit under the restraining gear. The others seem to be in their definitely less than glamorous long johns, but are equipped anyway with  stunning “Ames” helmets. Humble beginnings.

There worked a Robert c. Innis as Testpilot at AMES

found better picture
the helmet is label AMES

http://binaryapi.ap.org/1548a3d470b5456988aa764316aed3b2/preview/AP6204061128.jpg?wm=api&ver=0

https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/test-pilot-in-flight-restraining-gear-checks-out-the-controls-of-a-picture-id128613371?s=2048x2048
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https://elpoderdelasgalaxias.wordpress.com/tag/flight-gear/page/12/
« Last Edit: 04/16/2019 07:03 am by Michel Van »

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