Spacesuits

Spacesuits

Highlighting the pressure suits created during the years leading up to the lunar missions and beyond, this book features dramatic photographs of the Smithsonian's collection, as well as never-before-published historical images of spacesuit ...

Author: Amanda Joan Young

Publisher: powerHouse Books

ISBN: 1576874982

Category: Science

Page: 150

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Presents a history of space suits, from the first pressurized suits in the 1930s to the present day, along with a collection of photographs of mission suits, prototypes, and training gear.
Categories: Science

Collections Vol 10 N4

Collections Vol 10 N4

Douglas N. Lantry, "Dress for Egress: The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Apollo Spacesuit Collection;' Journal of Design History 14 (2001): 343-359. 9. In 1976, visits to the museum exceeded expectations to the extent that ...

Author: Collections

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442267916

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 82

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"Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals" is a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the discussion of all aspects of handling, preserving, researching, and organizing collections. Curators, archivists, collections managers, preparators, registrars, educators, students, and others contribute.
Categories: Business & Economics

Milestones of Space

Milestones of Space

Eleven Iconic Objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Curators of the National Air and Space Museum, Thomas Lassman, Roger Launius, ... Neil Armstrong's Spacesuit Hansen, James R. First Man: The Life of NeilA.

Author: Curators of the National Air and Space Museum

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 9780760344446

Category: History

Page: 179

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DIVIn Milestones of Space, Michael Neufeld and select curators of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum present a gorgeous illustrated celebration of the groundbreaking spacecraft that gave humanity its first steps into the cosmos. /div
Categories: History

Recapturing a Future for Space Exploration

Recapturing a Future for Space Exploration

Spacesuits: The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Collection. PowerHouse Books, New York, N.Y. Clark, P. 1988. The Soviet Manned Space Program: An Illustrated History of the Men, the Missions, and the Spacecraft.

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309163842

Category: Science

Page: 464

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More than four decades have passed since a human first set foot on the Moon. Great strides have been made in our understanding of what is required to support an enduring human presence in space, as evidenced by progressively more advanced orbiting human outposts, culminating in the current International Space Station (ISS). However, of the more than 500 humans who have so far ventured into space, most have gone only as far as near-Earth orbit, and none have traveled beyond the orbit of the Moon. Achieving humans' further progress into the solar system had proved far more difficult than imagined in the heady days of the Apollo missions, but the potential rewards remain substantial. During its more than 50-year history, NASA's success in human space exploration has depended on the agency's ability to effectively address a wide range of biomedical, engineering, physical science, and related obstacles-an achievement made possible by NASA's strong and productive commitments to life and physical sciences research for human space exploration, and by its use of human space exploration infrastructures for scientific discovery. The Committee for the Decadal Survey of Biological and Physical Sciences acknowledges the many achievements of NASA, which are all the more remarkable given budgetary challenges and changing directions within the agency. In the past decade, however, a consequence of those challenges has been a life and physical sciences research program that was dramatically reduced in both scale and scope, with the result that the agency is poorly positioned to take full advantage of the scientific opportunities offered by the now fully equipped and staffed ISS laboratory, or to effectively pursue the scientific research needed to support the development of advanced human exploration capabilities. Although its review has left it deeply concerned about the current state of NASA's life and physical sciences research, the Committee for the Decadal Survey on Biological and Physical Sciences in Space is nevertheless convinced that a focused science and engineering program can achieve successes that will bring the space community, the U.S. public, and policymakers to an understanding that we are ready for the next significant phase of human space exploration. The goal of this report is to lay out steps and develop a forward-looking portfolio of research that will provide the basis for recapturing the excitement and value of human spaceflight-thereby enabling the U.S. space program to deliver on new exploration initiatives that serve the nation, excite the public, and place the United States again at the forefront of space exploration for the global good.
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Spacesuit

Spacesuit

7.1 Image SI-2004-19125, courtesy Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. 7.2 New York Times (March 30, ... 8.1 Collection of the author. 8.2 Smithsonian Image NASM-7B34428, courtesy National Air and Space Museum. 8.3 Smithsonian Image ...

Author: Nicholas De Monchaux

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262015202

Category: Design

Page: 379

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How the twenty-one-layer Apollo spacesuit, made by Playtex, was a triumph of intimacy over engineering. When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the lunar surface in July of 1969, they wore spacesuits made by Playtex: twenty-one layers of fabric, each with a distinct yet interrelated function, custom-sewn for them by seamstresses whose usual work was fashioning bras and girdles. This book is the story of that spacesuit. It is a story of the triumph over the military-industrial complex by the International Latex Corporation, best known by its consumer brand of "Playtex"—a victory of elegant softness over engineered hardness, of adaptation over cybernetics. Playtex's spacesuit went up against hard armor-like spacesuits designed by military contractors and favored by NASA's engineers. It was only when those attempts failed—when traditional engineering firms could not integrate the body into mission requirements—that Playtex, with its intimate expertise, got the job. In Spacesuit, Nicholas de Monchaux tells the story of the twenty-one-layer spacesuit in twenty-one chapters addressing twenty-one topics relevant to the suit, the body, and the technology of the twentieth century. He touches, among other things, on eighteenth-century androids, Christian Dior's New Look, Atlas missiles, cybernetics and cyborgs, latex, JFK's carefully cultivated image, the CBS lunar broadcast soundstage, NASA's Mission Control, and the applications of Apollo-style engineering to city planning. The twenty-one-layer spacesuit, de Monchaux argues, offers an object lesson. It tells us about redundancy and interdependence and about the distinctions between natural and man-made complexity; it teaches us to know the virtues of adaptation and to see the future as a set of possibilities rather than a scripted scenario.
Categories: Design

Apollo in the Age of Aquarius

Apollo in the Age of Aquarius

2 (1964): 8, located in the National Air and Space Museum Archive Division, Technical Reference File, Space History ... Douglas N. Lantry, “Dress for Egress: The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Apollo Spacesuit Collection,” ...

Author: Neil M. Maher

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674977822

Category: History

Page: 368

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In summer 1969, astronauts landed on the moon and hippie hordes descended on Woodstock—two era-defining events that are not entirely coincidental. Neil M. Maher shows how NASA’s celestial aspirations were tethered to terrestrial concerns of the time: the civil rights struggle, the antiwar movement, environmentalism, feminism, and the culture wars.
Categories: History

Ask the Astronaut

Ask the Astronaut

A Galaxy of Astonishing Answers to Your Questions on Spaceflight Tom Jones. NASA. “Journey to Mars,” accessed July 30 ... Neufeld, Michael J. Milestones of Space: Eleven Iconic Objects from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Author: Tom Jones

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 9781588345387

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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Ever wondered what space is really like? Thanks to his 25 years of training for, flying in, consulting on, and writing and speaking about space, astronaut and spacewalker Tom Jones can answer that question and many others. What do you feel on liftoff? What is weightlessness? Where do you sleep in space? Can you see the Great Wall of China? Jones answers every question you have ever had about space in Ask the Astronaut. His entertaining blend of wit, personal experience, and technical expertise shines in each answer, and together all the answers illuminate the true space experience from start to finish. His engaging and informative responses remind readers of historic space achievements, acquaint them with exciting new ambitions, make them feel like they have experienced space firsthand, and even inspire an urge to explore space themselves. Jones covers everything from the training process for new astronaut candidates and the physical sensations and challenges of rocketing into orbit to what it's like to live, work, and walk in space. Jones also explores the future of spaceflight, both professional and commercial, in the years to come. Ask the Astronaut is a delight for all readers, especially "armchair astronauts" and younger, 21st century space explorers.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Spacewear

Spacewear

Webber , D. ( 2010 ) , “ Point - to - Point Sub - orbital Space Tourism : Some Initial Considerations , ” Acta Astronautica ... Young , A. ( 2009 ) , Spacesuits : The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Collection , Brooklyn , NY ...

Author: Barbara Brownie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350000339

Category: Design

Page: 176

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Today, we are living in the New Space Age, where mass commercial space travel is almost within our grasp. This otherworldly possibility has opened up new cultural images of space, both real and fictional, and has caused fashion design and spacesuit engineering to intersect in new, exciting ways. Spacewear traverses this uncharted territory by exploring the changing imagination of space in fashion-and fashion in space-from the first Space Age to the 21st century. Exploring how space travel has stylistically and technologically framed fashion design on earth and how we need to revisit established design practices for the weightless environment, Spacewear connects the catwalk and the space station. This book draws together speculative fantasies in sci-fi films such as Star Trek and 2001: A Space Odyssey, with the engineered spacesuits Biosuit, and the NASA Z-2 and with catwalk interpretations by the likes of Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan, André Courrèges, and Iris van Herpen. While the development of commercial space agencies has led to new concerns for style in garments for outer space that re-think fundamental design principles such as drape, high fashion has experimented with new possibilities for weightlessness that extend far beyond the 1960s vision of Space Age metallic fabrics and helmet-style headwear. Brownie takes the reader on a fascinating journey from fantasy to function and to form, deepening our understanding of this new category of fashion that is prompting new approaches to garment design and construction both on earth and in outer space.
Categories: Design

Space Oddities

Space Oddities

Women and Outer Space in Popular Film and Culture, 1960-2000 Marie Lathers. “Wardrobe for Space. ... Young, Amanda. Spacesuits. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Collection. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 2009.

Author: Marie Lathers

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441172051

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 257

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A fascinating new perspective on the Space Race combining brilliant film scholarship with gender studies and feminist theory.
Categories: Performing Arts

Militarizing Outer Space

Militarizing Outer Space

... of International Space Programs and Spacesuits at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. ... Cathleen Lewis has written about artifacts in the Smithsonian's collection, and articles comparing Soviet and ...

Author: Alexander C.T. Geppert

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9781349958511

Category: Science

Page: 454

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Militarizing Outer Space explores the dystopian and destructive dimensions of the Space Age and challenges conventional narratives of a bipolar Cold War rivalry. Concentrating on weapons, warfare and vio​lence, this provocative volume examines real and imagined endeavors of arming the skies and conquering the heavens. The third and final volume in the groundbreaking ​European Astroculture trilogy, ​Militarizing Outer Space zooms in on the interplay between security, technopolitics and knowledge from the 1920s through the 1980s. Often hailed as the site of heavenly utopias and otherworldly salvation, outer space transformed from a promised sanctuary to a present threat, where the battles of the future were to be waged. Astroculture proved instrumental in fathoming forms and functions of warfare’s futures past, both on earth and in space. The allure of dominating outer space, the book shows, was neither limited to the early twenty-first century nor to current American space force rhetorics.
Categories: Science