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mark plas
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From: the Netherlands
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posted 08-23-2006 05:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mark plas   Click Here to Email mark plas     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anybody know if there are a7lb spacesuits in private hands?Or does any of the Apollo astronauts own their backupsuit

benguttery
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From: Fort Worth, TX, USA
Registered: Feb 2005

posted 09-23-2006 09:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for benguttery   Click Here to Email benguttery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I keep coming back to this post to see if anyone spilled the beans on any stash of spacesuits around. Actually, I do recall one... many years ago (approx 20), there was an Apollo-type suit, sorry don't know type, hanging up in a military surplus store in Galveston, Texas. Yes, the store is still there, but the suit is not. The store is called Col. Bubbies (Col. Bubbie's Strand Surplus Senter, 2202 Strand, Galveston, TX, 77550, tel:1-800-231-6005). They have a web site: www.colbubbie.com

benguttery
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posted 09-27-2006 01:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for benguttery   Click Here to Email benguttery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got an email from Col. Bubbie which said that suit was sold back to NASA. It is no longer in private hands.

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