This full pressure suit is a transitional early Gemini spacesuit, that was designed by the David Clark Company. It shows the original aluminized-nylon exterior layer with the older-style aluminized boots. The suit was worn by astronaut Deke Slayton during early training and development testing, prior to the final decision being made by NASA as to which suit would be used during the Gemini missions.
The suit is constructed of two layers with a "restraint" layer - an internal rubber/Neoprene pressure bladder, and the nylon cover-layer, which was designed to provide thermal insulation and provide partial control of the "balloonning" effect of pressurization.
Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center in 1972.
Transferred from NASA -Manned Spacecraft Center in 1972.