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Affiliate American Textile History Museum
Event Suited for Space
Start Date 12/8/2012
End Date 3/3/2013
Location Lowell, MA
The history of this country is one of perilous voyages and unchartered territory, but few journeys have captured the imagination and hearts of the public as the race into space. It was seemingly unattainable, but American ingenuity, innovation, and determination made the impossible possible. And it is that ingenuity and innovation that is explored and celebrated in the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) exhibit "Suited for Space". Through rare and original photography, including unique, new x-ray images of the interiors of the spacesuits, the exhibit reveals how the modern technological marvel that is the spacesuit enables astronauts to live and work in space. This exhibit reveals the remarkable creativity and determination of the extraordinary few who ventured into space, but it highlights and showcases the brilliant ingenuity of the hundreds more who worked tirelessly-and often anonymously-to get them there. Objects: 1. Helmet, Mark IV, 1960s 2. Helmet, Pressure Bubble, A7-L, training 3. Boot, Lunar Overshoe, Apollo, not flown 4. Glove 5. Apollo 11 pressure suit Oxygen Coupler 6. Apollo 11 pressure suit Purge Plug 7. Apollo 11 Biobelt (personal medical equipment) 8. Urine Collection/Transfer Assembly, Apollo 9. Fecal Collection Assembly, Apollo, not flown 10. Drinking Device, In Suit, Apollo suit accessory
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