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spaced out
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From: Paris, France
Registered: Aug 2003

posted 04-30-2005 04:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just thought you suit hardware fans might be interested in this item that's on eBay ending tomorrow. Nothing to do with me I should add, I just spotted it by chance.

Apparently a prototpye EVA glove made for Schweickart before Apollo 9: http://cgi.liveauctions.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6525980474

Matt T
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From: Chester, Cheshire, UK
Registered: May 2001

posted 05-03-2005 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Matt T   Click Here to Email Matt T     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Spotted it, researched it, bid on it - BAGGED IT!

I must say I'd never heard of an EVA version of the A1C used on Apollo 1, but here it is. At the same time that ILC won the famous 'suit contest' for the lunar EVA suit, David Clark were awarded contracts for the Block I suit used on Apollo 1 (the A1C) and an alternative Block II Apollo lunar EVA suit (the AX-1C).

After the Apollo fire the Block I suit contract was cancelled along with the Block 1 manned missions - but the David Clark contract to make an alternative Block II Apollo lunar EVA suit was continued.

I think I may have found a partial photo of one, but I'll need to see the Schweickart glove in front of me to compare.

Not only is this a nice glove but it means that if I can just find a Stafford, Swigert and Schirra glove I'll have a glove for each Apollo astronaut whose name starts with 'S'!!!!!

If my wife reads this I'm going to get divorced...

Cheers,
Matt

P.S. And if a shrink reads this I'm going to get sectioned...

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Ashy
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From: Preston, England
Registered: Mar 2004

posted 05-03-2005 06:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ashy   Click Here to Email Ashy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If my wife had caught me even thinking of bidding on this, i think she would have hit me with a frying pan...!

Si

mensax
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From: Virginia
Registered: Apr 2002

posted 05-04-2005 06:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mensax   Click Here to Email mensax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Not only is this a nice glove but it means that if I can just find a Stafford, Swigert and Schirra glove I'll have a glove for each Apollo astronaut whose name starts with 'S'!!!!!"

LOL!!

Matt, my friend, you are out of control! ;)

Noah

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