Fun things you can do in a Spacesuit…

Well, interesting Operational Test & Evaluation program. 😉

“07 Nov 1959 Modern “space-suits” or “full-pressure flying suits” as they are more correctly called, no longer resemble the traditional Man-from-Mars clothing. Nor are they so heavy and so inflexible as to imprison a man in a straitjacket. The new suit which has been developed for the U.S. Navy is a great advance in every respect. Called, rather alarmingly, an omni-environmental  suit, it weighs only 20 pounds and looks much more like a conventional flying suit.It has been worn at altitudes of 50,000 feet and on land at temperatures of 30 below zero for well over seven hours. It is to be worn by volunteers who are taking part in Project Mercury, a plan to place a man in a small satellite within two years. It can provide an artificial pressurized environment so that even in a complete vacuum the wearer would be as comfortable as at 35,000 feet. Here is a demonstration...”

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