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Cooper Mercury Suit Gallery


View of the suit's feet.

Picture 2 of 2.

The suit's feet were an integral part of the torso's inner gas-retention layer. Boots were worn over this pressure bladder to provide abrasion protection and prevent ballooning when pressurized.

Cooper Mercury Suit foot pressure bladder at St. Louis Science Center
Time picture taken Thu Aug 23 16:39:48 2018
Location picture taken Lobby
James S. McDonnell Planetarium
St. Louis Science Center
St. Louis, MO
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