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National Air and Space Museum, Washington D.C.: 108 reviews and 264 photos
I've seen a few space suits in National Air and Space Museum includinf those worn during the first walk on the Moon in 1969 (mission Apollo 11). It looks modern even now, almost 40 years after. So, we certaibly took a few pictures with that suit.
I've got to know how difficult was to create it and how complex is its construction. The suit was made from 25 layers of protective materials. It protected astronauts against micrometeoroids and temperatures ranging from - 250 F (- 150 C) to +230 F (+120 C).
The space suit used by Apollo 11 crew, with an attached primary life support system (PLSS) weighed 81 kilograms (180 pounds) or 13.6 kilograms (30 pounds) in the reduced gravity of the lunar surface. Were they heavier than the astronauts? Hmm... I can't carry more than I weigh for sure :-), do you?
Address: 4th and Independence Ave, SW; Washington DC 20560
Directions: Metro station: l'Enfant Plaza. On southern part of the National Mall, east of the Castle and west of the National Museum of the American Indian and U.S. Capitol Building. Map here
Phone: +1 (202) 633 1000
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