Pressure Suit, HEPA, S-1C-6,
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
- David Clark Company, Inc.
- PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
- 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
- Approximate: 21.59 x 173.99 x 76.2cm (8 1/2in. x 5ft 8 1/2in. x 2ft 6in.)