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Cooper's Mercury Suit Gallery


The sign accompanying the space suit. It reads

Mercury Space Suit

America's first space suit, adapted from a U.S. Navy pressure suit, was designed as a backup to the spacecraft cabin. The space suit was designed to pressurize if the cabin pressure was lost, protecting the astronaut from the vacuum of space.

Time picture taken Wed Jun 8 09:07:53 2005
Location picture taken Early Space Exploration building
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Kennedy Space Center, FL
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