The sign accompanying the suit. It reads
Apollo Lunar Suit
This space suit was worn on the Moon by an Apollo 15 astronaut
in 1971. Moon dust is still visible on the suit, especially on the legs.
The space suits had to meet all of the astronauts' life-support needs. Backpacks
(left on the moon) provided oxygen, temperature and humidity control, suit
pressure, and power for their communications and data display systems. This
suit, made of 22 layers of several different materials plus a 3-layer
undergarment, also protected them against extreme lunar temperatures and
Because the lunar explorers had to walk over uneven terrain, collect rock and
soil samples, and set up equipment, the suit was sturdy but gave them adequate
mobility. Each astronaut had a custom-fitted space suit.
Manufacturer: ILC Industries, Inc.
Transferred from NASA
Space suit worn on the Moon by Apollo 15 astronaut David Scott, 1971.