Pressure Suit, RX-2-A, Constant Volume, Litton
This RX-2-A Advanced Extra-Vehicular Suit is an experimental constant volume suit was manufactured by Litton Industries who made a series of "hard" suits during the early 1960s. These experimental suits were designed to maintain an almost perfectly constant volume while enabling a full range of body motions. They could operate at higher pressure, thus reducing the time-consuming oxygen pre-breathing period before extra vehicular activities.
It has more sophisticated shoulder joints than the RX-2, and closes with a dual-plane closure at the back. It operated at 5psi instead of the 3.7psi of the Apollo soft suits.
Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1977
Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
- Litton Guidance and Control Systems
- PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
- Overall: Aluminum with fiberglass honeycomb, glass fibers and gellcoat
- Knees: PVC with leather
- Approximate: 5 ft. 9 in. long x 2 ft. 5 in. wide x 1 ft. 1 in. deep (175.26 x 73.66 x 33.02cm)