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The 'NASA Spacesuits' Video Takes a Look at the Past

By: Cody Turner - Published: Jul 30, 2012 • References: theatlantic and thefoxisblack
Video curator Kasia Cieplak von-Baldegg has put together a short film that showcases the tests that were done on old 'NASA Spacesuits' in the early 1960's for the Apollo mission and shown at a conference in 1986.

The video is comprised of tests involving the NASA Spacesuits, such as having the astronaut doing jumping jacks, running on the spot and catching a football.These spacesuits are an interesting look in to the past and how NASA has improved on their suit design tremendously.

Set to the music of Alan Wilkis, this footage is from the Special Collections & Archives of George Mason University Library. The release of this video comes a an important time as NASA has put an end to the Space Shuttle program and this pause is a great time to reflect on how 'NASA Spacesuits' got to where they are today.