The history of NASA Space Suits and their “imperfect” measures


On 12 April 1981 the first flight of the Space Shuttle program took off.
John Young and Robert Crippe, the two protagonists of that historic mission, leave for space wearing a new concept suit, much more similar to that of the pilots of combat aircraft.
At the time, the Shuttle had seats that could be moved so that the crew, made up of only two people, could leave the aircraft in case of emergency during take-off or return. This suit allowed the expulsion from the Shuttle to be dealt with up to the speed of Mach 2.7 and from a height of 24,000 meters.

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