Pressure Suit, AX1-L, Apollo Prototype

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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:

This suit is an experimental model, modified from an early SPD-143 full pressure suit. The suit was made by ILC Industries and is considered to be one of the earliest Apollo suits. It was not fitted with a thermal coverlayer, and therefore it is possible to see the inner construction and restraint system.

Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1973.

Collection Item Long Description:

Title

Pressure Suit, AX1-L, Apollo Prototype

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center

Materials

  • Exterior: Nylon, rubber, steel, leather
  • Interior: Rubber/neoprene, nylon steel wire
  • Zippers: Brass, rubber cotton
  • other: neoprene-coated nylon, Anodized Aluminum, nylon, PVC, steel, rubber/neoprene, brass

Dimensions

Approximate: 29.21 x 157.48 x 76.2cm (11 1/2in. x 5ft 2in. x 2ft 6in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits

Inventory Number

A19730841000