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        Historic Space Suits

        Explore how space suit design has evolved over time in this interactive slideshow from NOVA scienceNOW. Ten images with accompanying descriptions provide an overview of the development of space suits from 1918 to 1984. Photographs and drawings illustrate WWI oxygen pipes, U-2 pilot suits, Mercury suits, a prototype for the X-15 program, Gemini training suits, the first American spacewalk, early concepts considered for lunar exploration, the Apollo 11 moonwalk, and the first untethered spacewalk.

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