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View of the suit's neck zippers.

This suit is somewhat unusual in that it is hung by its neck ring; most suits are free-standing and the weight of the helmet and neck ring would be crumple the suit at this point.

The purpose of these two zippers was to ease donning and doffing the suit.

Cooper Mercury Suit neck zippers at St. Louis Science Center
Time picture taken Sat Aug 25 10:30:04 2018
Location picture taken Lobby
James S. McDonnell Planetarium
St. Louis Science Center
St. Louis, MO
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