Project Mercury spacesuit

Project Mercury spacesuit

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Credit: MARK WILLIAMSON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Project Mercury spacesuit. Astronaut Virgil 'Gus' Grissom's spacesuit from the Mercury 4 flight. This is a US Navy Mark IV high-altitude pressure suit with an outer shell of aluminium-coated nylon. Grissom was the second American in space. Photographed at the Astronaut Hall of Fame, Titusville, Florida, USA.

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