American pressure suit, operational 1970. Upgraded SR-71 full pressure suit, link net with integrated subsystems.
The S1030 evolved from its remote ancestor, the original David Clark XMC-2-DC suit first produced in 1956, via the Pilot's Protective Assembly (PPA) model S901 worn by the first SR-71 crews. The S901 further evolved through several improved models and resulted in the S1030 suit, which was developed in the 1970s for SR-71 Blackbird operations.
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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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