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The Model A-7L Space Suit, 1967–1971

Bill Ayrey

in Lunar Outfitters: Making the Apollo Space Suit

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066578
eISBN:
9780813058849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066578.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Apollo 1 fire tragedy forces ILC to change their approach on how the suit is designed so that future crews will be offered more protection by the use of modern materials for the cover layers. ... More


The Model A-7LB Space Suit: The Next Generation, 1971–1975

Bill Ayrey

in Lunar Outfitters: Making the Apollo Space Suit

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066578
eISBN:
9780813058849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066578.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter outlines the features of the advanced model A-7LB space suit (or Omega suit) and discusses the various Apollo missions this model suit was flown aboard.


The Model A-6L Space Suit: Unveiling the First Moon Suit

Bill Ayrey

in Lunar Outfitters: Making the Apollo Space Suit

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066578
eISBN:
9780813058849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066578.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

ILC Industries develops the model A-6L suit intended to be the first flight version to support the Apollo missions. The Nomex outer cover layer is designed with the expectation that it would provide ... More


The Making of the Moon

John Chambers and Jacqueline Mitton

in From Dust to Life: The Origin and Evolution of Our Solar System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175706
eISBN:
9781400885565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175706.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter considers how the very existence of the Moon, the only large satellite in the inner solar system, is a puzzle. The Moon is sufficiently large that one would think of it as a planet if it ... More


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