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Project Apollo A7L Suit Gallery


A sign accompanying the A7L suit, explaining the construction of the suit. The sign reads

Construction layers of the Apollo EVA Space Suit

Materials Listed from Outside to Inside Function
1–Teflon Fabric Abrasion Protection/Flame Resistance
2–Beta Cloth (Teflon-Coated Yarn) Fire Protection
3, 5, & 7–Beta Marquisette Laminate (Sized) Fire/Thermal Radiation Protection
4 & 6–Gridded Kapton Film (Aluminized) Fire/Thermal Radiation Protection
8, 10, 12, 14, 16–Perforated Aluminized Mylar Film Thermal Radiation Protection
9, 11, 13, 15, 17–Non-Woven Dacron Thermal Spacer Layer
18–Rubber-Coated Nylon (Ripstop) Inner Liner
19–Nylon Restraint Fabric Bladder Restraining Layer
20–Convolute Pressure Retaining Flexible Joint
21–Bladder Pressure Retaining Layer
22–Comfort Liner Comfort/Easier Entry Into Suit

Sign showing layers of the Project Apollo A7L Suit at National Air & Space Museum
Time picture taken Fri Jun 22 13:19:44 2007
Location picture taken Rocketry and Space Flight Gallery (subsequently closed)
National Air & Space Museum
Washington, DC
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