• Creator
  • William Elkins
  • Description
  • The AX-3 was designed at NASA Ames Research Center in the middle 1970s. A prototype, it was created to prove that a highly mobile suit requiring little effort to operate could use an internal operating pressure of 8 pounds per square inch. It is made of a single wall laminated fabric with sealed bearings and a double-walled fiberglass upper torso. Its modular construction allowed for size adjustment and testing of different mobility joint syst... more
    The AX-3 was designed at NASA Ames Research Center in the middle 1970s. A prototype, it was created to prove that a highly mobile suit requiring little effort to operate could use an internal operating pressure of 8 pounds per square inch. It is made of a single wall laminated fabric with sealed bearings and a double-walled fiberglass upper torso. Its modular construction allowed for size adjustment and testing of different mobility joint systems. Transferred from NASA - Ames Research Center to NASM in 2004. less
  • Rights
  • Transferred from NASA, Ames Research Center.
    Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum