Wiley Post Pressure Suit

     

Wiley Post Pressure Suit

Famed aviator Wiley Post made many record flights in his Lockheed Vega Winnie Mae, including a high-altitude flight through the stratosphere from California to Cleveland in 1935. The airplane's cabin could not be pressurized, so Post wore this pressure suit, created for him by the B.F. Goodrich Company.

Image Number: SI 98-15012
Credit: Image by Eric Long, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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