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Shuttle Liquid-Cooled Garment

The visitor center featured a number of space suits in the auditorium, including a Shuttle liquid-cooled garment (LCG).

Several EVAs in Project Gemini suffered from astronaut overheating (cooling was provided solely by forced air), so NASA searched for a more effective method of removing metabolic heat from the astronaut. They settled on a liquid-cooling garment, basically long johns with tubes woven into the fabric. Cool water was circulated through the tubes, which absorbed heat from the astronaut's skin.

This particular LCG appears to be a Shuttle LCG (surviving Apollo LCGs seem to be very rare; I don't believe I've ever seen one).

As of now, I have not yet sorted through all of my pictures of the LCG, but some other page references this location. Thus, this is a "place holder" version right now, with only the pictures actually referenced. Come back some time later to see if I've finished up, or drop me an email to request me to prioritize the rest of these pictures.

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