Flashback: Space Suits Through the Years

As NASA preps a new space suit, we look back at versions that came before.

Flashback: Space Suits Through the Years

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Gordon Cooper, one of NASA's original seven astronauts chosen in 1959, poses in his Mercury flight suit. A modified version of a U.S. Navy high altitude jet aircraft pressure suit, it had an inner layer of Neoprene-coated nylon and an outer layer of aluminized nylon. (NASA)
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