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Apollo A7L Space Suits

Apollo A7L space suits were manufactured by ILC Dover and were worn by astronauts on all Apollo missions, Skylab missions, and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.

James McDivitt's Apollo 9 Space Suit (A7L-020)

Photos of the space suit worn by James McDivitt during the flight of Apollo 9. The suit was on display at the Michigan Space and Science Center. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2002)

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Frank Borman's Apollo 8 Space Suit (A7L-030)

Photos of the space suit worn by Frank Borman during the flight of Apollo 8. The suit was on display at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2008)

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Alan Bean's Apollo 12 Space Suit (A7L-067)

Photos of the spacesuit worn by Alan Bean on the Moon during the Apollo 12 mission. This suit is on display at the National Air and Space Museum. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2009)

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Pete Conrad's Training Space Suit (A7L-068)

Photos of the training space suit used by Pete Conrad. This suit is on display at the United States Space and Rocket Center. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2008)

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Dave Scott's Apollo 15 Space Suit (A7LB-315)

Photos of the space suit worn by Dave Scott during the flight of Apollo 15. The suit was on display at the National Air and Space Museum. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2008)

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Jim Irwin's Apollo 15 Space Suit (A7LB-320)

Photos of the space suit worn by Jim Irwin during the flight of Apollo 15. The suit was on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2008)

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Neil Armstrong's Apollo Backup Space Suit

Photos of Neil Armstrong's Backup Apollo Suit. The suit was on display at the Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2008)

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Harrison Schmitt's Apollo 17 Lunar Overshoes

Lunar Overshoes worn by Harrison Schmitt during the Apollo 17 mission. These overshoes are on display at the National Air and Space Museum. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2009)

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Apollo PLSS

The Apollo PLSS (Portable Life Support System) was manufactured by the Hamilton Sundstrand company. PLSS used on Apollo 9-14 provided astronauts with four hours of life support. Later models, used on Apollo 15, 16, and 17, provided over six hours of life support. Both models provided 30 minutes of emergency life support if needed.

Photos of an Apollo Portable Life Support System. The PLSS was on display at the Michigan Space and Science Center. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2002)

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This PLSS was used by Harrison Schmitt while training for Apollo 17. The PLSS is on display at the National Air and Space Museum. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2009)

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Mercury Space suit

Mercury spacesuits were developed from the U.S. Navy Mark IV pressure suit.

Gus Grissom's Mercury Space Suit

This suit is on display at the Astronaut Hall of Fame. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2009)

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John Glenn's Mercury Space Suit

This suit is on display at the National Air and Space Museum. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2009)

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Soviet SK-1 Space Suit

Yuri Gagarin's SK-1 Training Space Suit

Spacesuit worn by Yuri Gagarin while training for his spaceflight. This suit is on display at the National Air and Space Museum. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2009)

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Soviet Berkut Space Suit

Aleksei Leonov's Berkut Training Space Suit

Spacesuit worn by Aleksei Leonov while training for his spacewalk. Exhibit also includes part of an airlock used in training. This suit is on display at the National Air and Space Museum. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2009)

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Gemini G4C Space suit

Gemini G4C Space suits were manufactured by the David Clark Company. G4C space suits were worn by American astronauts on eight of the ten manned Gemini missions. (G3C suits were used on the Gemini 3 mission, and G5C suits were worn by the Gemini 7 crew).

Neil Armstrong's Gemini 8 Space suit (G4C-24)

Photos of Neil Armstrong's Gemini 8 Space Suit. The suit was on display at the Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2008)

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David Scott's Gemini 8 Space suit (G4C-27)

Photos of David Scott's Gemini 8 Space Suit. The suit is on display at Kennedy Space Center. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2009)

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Gemini G5C Space suit

Gemini G5C Space suits, also known as 'Gemini Lightweight Suit', were manufactured by the David Clark Company. G5C space suits were worn by American astronauts Frank Borman and James Lovell during the long duration flight of Gemini VII in 1965.

G5C Space suit

This suit is on display at the Astronaut Hall of Fame. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2009)

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A1C Space Suit (Apollo Block I)

Roger Chaffee's A1C Space Suit (A-1C-24). Manufactured by the David Clark Company, the A1C suits were developed for the first Apollo Block I test flights. The design is based on the G-3C suit used during project Gemini.

This suit is on display at the United States Space and Rocket Center. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2008)

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S-1010A Pressure Suit

Designed for use by U-2 pilots, the S-1010A Pressure Suit was manufactured by the David Clark Company. The S-1010A Pressure Suit is similar to the Space Shuttle launch and entry suits.

(Photos were taken by Richard Kruse at the National Museum of the USAF in 2008.)

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Space Shuttle Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU)

Space Shuttle EMU replica. This replica is currently on display at the Michigan Space Science Center. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2008)

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Russian Sokol Space Suit

Alexandr Kaleri's Sokol Space Suit

Photos of Russian sokol space suit worn by Cosmonaut Alexandr Kaleri. The suit was currently in storage at the Michigan Space Science Center. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2008)

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Dennis Tito's Sokol Space Suit

Photos of Russian sokol space suit worn by space tourist Dennis Tito during his 2001 spaceflight to the International Space Station. The suit was on display at the National Air and Space Museum. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2008)

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Russian Flight Suit

Jerry Linenger's Mir Flight Suit

Flight suit worn by Astronaut Jerry Linenger aboard the Mir space station. The flight suit is currently in storage at the Michigan Space Science Center. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2008)

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Norman Thagard's Mir Flight Suit

Flight suit worn by Astronaut Norman Thagard aboard the Mir space station. The flight suit is currently on display at the Astronaut Hall of Fame. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2009)

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Soviet Moon Suit

Space suit developed by the Soviets for use on the Lunar surface. The suit was on display at the National Air and Space Museum. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2008)

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Skylab Flight Suit

Edward Gibson's Skylab Flight Suit

One of Edward Gibson's Skylab Flight Suits. Gibson was the Science Pilot on Skylab 4.

(Photos were taken by Richard Kruse at the United States Space and Rocket Center in 2008.)

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Owen Garriott's Skylab Flight Suit

Skylab flight suit worn by Astronaut Owen Garriott. Garriott spent 56 days aboard Skylab in 1973. The flight suit is currently on display at the Astronaut Hall of Fame. (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2009)

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