• Description
  • This suit was manufactured by Litton Industries, which made a series of Advanced Extra-Vehicular Suits (AES) during the early 1960s that were of a constant volume whether pressurized or unpressurized. This one was called the Model B1-A, of which approximately six were made, and was not equipped with a thermal cover-layer. It had a hemispherical helmet made of polycarbonate. These experimental suits were designed to maintain an almost perfectly... more
    This suit was manufactured by Litton Industries, which made a series of Advanced Extra-Vehicular Suits (AES) during the early 1960s that were of a constant volume whether pressurized or unpressurized. This one was called the Model B1-A, of which approximately six were made, and was not equipped with a thermal cover-layer. It had a hemispherical helmet made of polycarbonate. These experimental suits were designed to maintain an almost perfectly constant volume while enabling a full range of body motions. They could operate at higher pressure, thus reducing the time-consuming oxygen pre-breathing period before extra vehicular activities. NASA transferred the suit to the National Air and Space Museum in 1979. less
  • Rights
  • Transferred from NASA - Headquarters
    Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum