US Spacesuits

Kenneth S. Thomas and Harold J. McMann

US SpacesuitsUS Spacesuits offers a unique insight into the world of spacesuit development. It explains how our routine use of clothing provides a link to the functions of spacesuits, and why spacesuits are far more than just garments they are a last refuge for survival in disaster, or act as a personalized spacecraft that allows direct contact and interaction with everything beyond our world.

Successfully meeting the challenges to creating safe, reliable and comfortable spacesuits is an ongoing effort that has spanned over four decades. The book includes over 100 design models and 13 manufacturers that have thus far supported civilian and defense spacesuit programs.

Both authors have unparalleled experience in US spacesuit development, and this ensures a technically accurate and historically interesting text. The book is also illustrated by a unique collection that includes scores of never previously reproduced photographs. US Spacesuits is the most accurate and comprehensive text about the general topic of spacesuits, and US spacesuits in particular, that has ever been produced.

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Extent: 432 pages
Binding: Paperback
Publication Date: October 2005
ISBN: 978-0-387-27919-0

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