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XN-17 Pressure Suit Gallery


The sign accompanying the suit. It reads

This XN-17 suit was manufactured by B.F. Goodrich in Akron, Ohio, in November 1962, and is an adaptation of the Mark IV that was adapted for use in Project Mercury. The Mark IV was a standard pressure suit used by naval aviators, and it formed the basis for the space suits that equipped the first astronauts. Interestingly, each of the seven Mercury astronauts was provided with three suits specifically tailored to their physical size. They cost about $5,000 apiece.

sign accompanying the XN-17 Pressure Suit at Naval Aviation Museum
Time picture taken Sun Jun 12 15:38:26 2005
Location picture taken Space Gallery
Naval Aviation Museum
Pensacola, FL
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