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The Turbulent Years, 1962–1965

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/9780813066578.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

NASA decides that the best course to take to develop the Apollo space suit is to choose Hamilton Standard as the prime suit contractor and make ILC the supplier of the suit to Hamilton Standard. This ... More


Second Chances: The Model AX-5L and A-5L Suits

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/9780813066578.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After two years of much difficulty getting an acceptable suit from the ILC/Hamilton team, NASA reopens the Apollo suit contract and invites Hamilton Standard and B. F. Goodrich to team up and provide ... More


Lunar Outfitters: Making the Apollo Space Suit

Bill Ayrey

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066578
eISBN:
9780813058849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066578.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Lunar Outfitters chronicles the history of the Apollo space suit and how it was developed and produced. It focuses on the employees of ILC Industries, the maker of these lunar suits, and highlights ... More


The Model A-5L Space Suit Contract

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/9780813066578.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

ILC Industries wins the Apollo suit contract and is now the prime contractor responsible for delivering the suit NASA needs to explore the lunar surface and provide other protection to the crews ... More


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