American space suit, tested 1964. RX-1 Litton full pressure hardsuit, weighed 40 kg, rolling convolute joint technology, 2-plane enclosure, modular sizing, 1964. Followed by RX-2, 40 kg. in 1964 and RX-2A, 36 kg in 1964.
RX-3 and RX-4 versions were down to 27 kg in 1966. The suits were pressurized to 0.34 bar but adaptable to 0.48 bar with an oxygen/nitrogen mixture. The RX-5A was the final configuration of this series.
Gross mass: 27 kg (59 lb).
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Space Suits To explore and work in space, human beings must take their environment with them because there is no atmospheric pressure and no oxygen to sustain life. Inside the spacecraft, the atmosphere can be controlled so that special clothing is not needed. But in order to work outside the spacecraft, humans need the protection of a spacesuit. More...
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Sears, William J, A Historical Review of Partial and Full Pressure Suits, Web Address when accessed: here.
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