Dressing for Altitude: U.S. Aviation Pressure Suits, Wiley Post to Space Shuttle
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Anybody who has watched many movies or television shows has seen them—the ubiquitous silver suits worn by pilots as they explore the unknown. They are called pressure suits, and one can trace their lineage to Wiley Post or, perhaps, a bit earlier.
Jack Bassick Biography
2: Mark Ridge, Wiley Post, and John Kearby
3: Acceleration Protection
4: Partial-Pressure Suits
5: Navy Full-Pressure Suits
6: Air Force Full-Pressure Suits
Sidebar: The Evolving Pressure Suit Depot
7: Special Project Suits
Sidebar: The Shrinking Industrial Base
8: Space Shuttle Pressure Suits
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