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Jacket, Rocket Belt

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Manufactured by Broadway Knitting Mills, this jacket was worn by William P. "Bill" Suitor when he served as a Rocket Belt pilot for Bell Aerosystems from March 1964 to June 1970. He made many flights, including flights on the Bell No. 2 Rocket Belt in the collection of the National Air and Space Museum. However, the jacket was not worn during the flights but only when Suitor first met the audience, prior to his flights.

Suitor donated this item to the Museum in 2004.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Gift of William P. Suitor

Materials

Cotton polyester

Dimensions

Clothing: 73.7 x 157.5cm (29 x 62 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Date

ca. 1964-1970

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Flight Clothing

Inventory Number

A20060074000