Monday, March 12, 2012

Dressed for success

Columbia Memorial Space Center Suited for Space exhibit helmet and boots

When I stopped at the Columbia Memorial Space Center yesterday to see the moon bounce, I finally got the chance to check out the "Suited for Space" exhibit, which has been open to the public at the space center since February 2.

Columbia Memorial Space Center Suited for Space exhibit spacesuitAccording to the Downey Patriot article, "the Suited for Space exhibit, set up on the space center’s second floor, features a collection of large information-rich images of the various spacesuits worn over the years by NASA’s spacefarers from the Mercury program to Apollo and Skylab, x-rays showing their seldom seen interior construction, spacesuit-associated objects and artifacts, a photo-op allowing one to take a photograph of oneself wearing an Apollo spacesuit, as well as walk in Buzz Aldrin’s footsteps on moon soil."

"It's a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that one's safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on a government contract."
~Alan Shepherd

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