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MCroft04
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posted 11-17-2009 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Robert. The person who emailed me didn't mention the positive air flow.

Cathleen S. Lewis, PhD
Curator of International Space Programs and Spacesuits
Division of Space History

I noted the Cathleen cc'ed one Michael Newfeld, author of the excellent book titled Von Braun.

moorouge
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posted 11-17-2009 04:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amanda Young's book "Spacesuits" lists the location of the Apollo suits, including which one's are missing.

My understanding, from researching the case of Aldrin's missing suit, is that despite what labels may say many of those on display are specially built for that purpose. The only way to be absolutely certain of what you are looking at is to check the serial number.

MCroft04
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posted 11-17-2009 05:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So are you saying that Aldrin's suit at the National Air and Space Museum is not really the one he wore on the lunar surface? Dave Scott's? Gene Cernan's? Alan Bean's?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-17-2009 06:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All the flown Apollo spacesuits are accounted for; Aldrin's suit as well as the others on display at the National Air and Space Museum (and loaned and displayed elsewhere) are the genuine articles.


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