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  • U.S. Space Gear
  • Written by Lillian D. Kozloski
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9781560983828
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U.S. Space Gear

Outfitting the Astronaut

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Synopsis

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From the earliest days of flight, design of comfortable yet protective flying clothing has proved almost as great a challenge as the creation of airplanes and spacecraft. With more than 150 illustrations, this volume shows how researchers and designers culled life-saving ideas from sources both expected and obscure: deep-sea divers' equipment, pressurized inner tubes, tomato worms, and medieval armor.
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Praise

U.S. Space Gear is an excellent primer on the history of the first flying (pressure) suits; early (and continuing) efforts to better understand human physiology at various altitudes and pressures; and space suit heritage for the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Shuttle programs. (Planetarian)

A fascinating study of spacesuits, the book provides a wealth of detail on an . . . amazingly complex subject. (Tampa Tribune-Times)

To watch a well-dressed astronaut somersaulting in space is to see twentieth-century technology at its peak. . . . [Lillian D. Kozloski] ably chronicles the evolution of design and problem solving. (Sciences)

Lillian Kozloski has put together a pictorial history of American spacesuit evolution, from the early days of high-altitude flight through the era of the space shuttle. . . . Space buffs will find this book both entertaining and informative. (Astronomy)

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