Pressure Suit, HEPA, S-1C-6,

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This is a Hazardous Environment Protective Assembly (HEPA) suit. Spacesuit manufacturer David Clark Company, Inc. made these suits for technicians to wear while assisting astronauts and technicians in hypobaric chambers when testing spacesuits. Wearing the suits meant that they could enter the chambers before re-pressurization in case of an emergency. These suits resemble the Gemini spacesuits manufactured by the David Clark Company.

NASA transferred this suit to the Museum in 1985.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
David Clark Company, Inc.

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits

Materials
Exterior: HT-1 Nomex, Velcro, brass, steel, stainless steel
Interior: Link Net Nomex, Neoprene-coated nylon, Mylar, Velcro, Polyester, Rubber Latex/Neoprene mix
Neck Ring: Anodized aluminium
Wrist Bearings: Anodized aluminium, rubber
Other: Rubber (silicone), plastic
Dimensions
Approximate: 21.59 x 173.99 x 76.2cm (8 1/2in. x 5ft 8 1/2in. x 2ft 6in.)

This is a Hazardous Environment Protective Assembly (HEPA) suit. Spacesuit manufacturer David Clark Company, Inc. made these suits for technicians to wear while assisting astronauts and technicians in hypobaric chambers when testing spacesuits. Wearing the suits meant that they could enter the chambers before re-pressurization in case of an emergency. These suits resemble the Gemini spacesuits manufactured by the David Clark Company.

NASA transferred this suit to the Museum in 1985.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
David Clark Company, Inc.

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits

Materials
Exterior: HT-1 Nomex, Velcro, brass, steel, stainless steel
Interior: Link Net Nomex, Neoprene-coated nylon, Mylar, Velcro, Polyester, Rubber Latex/Neoprene mix
Neck Ring: Anodized aluminium
Wrist Bearings: Anodized aluminium, rubber
Other: Rubber (silicone), plastic
Dimensions
Approximate: 21.59 x 173.99 x 76.2cm (8 1/2in. x 5ft 8 1/2in. x 2ft 6in.)

ID: A19850221000