Kids Library Home

Welcome to the PrairieCat Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Author Ayrey, Bill, author.

Title Lunar outfitters : making the Apollo space suit / Bill Ayrey.

Publication Info. Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, 2020.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  629.4772 AYR    AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 407 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-393) and index.
Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction -- Part I. Humble Beginnings -- 1. School of Hard Knocks -- 2. Developing the State-of-the-Art Space Suit -- 3. The Turbulent Years, 1962-1965 -- 4. Second Chances: The Model AX-5L and A-5L Suits -- Part II. Building the Moon Suits -- 5. The Model A-5L Space Suit Contract -- 6. The Model A-6L Space Suit: Unveiling the First Moon Suit -- 7. The Model A-7L Space Suit, 1967-1971 -- 8. The Model A-7LB Space Suit: The Next Generation, 1971-1975 -- Part III. Post-Lunar Missions.
9. Skylab, the Apollo-Soyuz Test Program, and Other Development Suits -- 10. End of a Historic Era -- Conclusion: Preserving Our Treasures -- The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix A: Technical Details of the Apollo Space Suits -- Appendix B: Apollo Part Numbers and Serial Numbers -- Appendix C: Apollo Contract Details -- Appendix D: Astronaut Code Names -- Appendix E: A-7LB Suit Plug Loads and Fabric Stresses -- Timeline of Significant Events -- Glossary -- Notes -- Further Reading -- Index.
Summary A fascinating behind-the-scenes history of a vital component of the space program, this book goes inside the suit that made it possible for human beings to set foot on the Moon. Bill Ayrey, longtime space suit test engineer at ILC Dover, draws on original files and photographs to tell the dramatic story of the company's role in the Apollo Program.
Subject Project Apollo (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century.
Space suits.
Space suits -- Design and construction.
Manned space flight -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 0813066573

Available items only