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Author De Monchaux, Nicholas, 1973-

Title Spacesuit : fashioning Apollo / Nicholas de Monchaux.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2011]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  629.4772 DEM    AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 364 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Chronicles the creation of the Apollo 11 spacesuits worn by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, which were designed by the women's undergarment-maker Playtex and consisted of 21 specialized layers, in a book that includes 140 full-color illustrations.
Contents Space/suit -- The new look -- The new look in defense planning -- Flight and suits -- Cyborg -- Flight suit to space suit -- Man in space -- Bras and the battlefield -- JFK -- Contractual physiology -- Simulation -- The moon suit plays football -- Handmade -- Hard suit 1 -- "We've got a signal!" -- Hard suit 2 -- Control space -- Cities and cyborgs -- 21 layers.
Subject Project Apollo (U.S.) -- Public opinion -- History -- 20th century.
Space suits -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Manned space flight -- History -- 20th century.
Technology -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Fashion -- History -- 20th century.
Art, Municipal -- History -- 20th century.
Architecture, Modern.
ISBN 9780262015202 hardcover alkaline paper
026201520X hardcover alkaline paper

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