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American pressure suit, operational 1965. Pressure suit which introduced many modifications from the early MC-3A capstan suits.

A torso bladder used a redundant full pressure controller and full pressure helmet (1972), 12 sizes, used for high altitude reconnaissance aircraft, exterior cover of various colors worn over pressure suit, This was the last capstan partial pressure suit in operational service - retired with the U-2C aircraft in 1989.

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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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