Cernan's Spacesuit, Apollo 17

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Cernan's Spacesuit, Apollo 17

This suit is a more advanced version of the type worn by Apollo 11 astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin. It contains a layer of aluminized, gridded Kapton film for additional protection. The red stripes identify Cernan as the mission commander. This identification system was first used during the Apollo 13 mission.

Image Number: WEB13242-2013
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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