Republic Moon Suit
Credit: via Jean-Christophe Carbonel
American pressure suit, tested 1966. This was a Republic Aviation design for a hard space suit for extended operations on the lunar surface.
It was very popular in Life magazine in the 1960's -- and coincidentally resembled a suit from a Republic Pictures serials of the 1940's.
The man seen modeling the suit was Robert Morris. He was working as a consultant and technician for Republic Aviation on Long Island in the 1960's while at the same time starting a manufacturing business. The photo collection here was provided courtesy of his son.
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