The Apollo Space Suit

This fabulous photograph shows Neil Armstrong’s face through his space suit visor as he walks across the lunar surface. The image was captured in video footage by the movie camera mounted on the Eagle lunar lander. The image was retrieved by Spacecraft Films, an Ohio-based specialist in historical space footage, and was included in the newly published book, Voices from the Moon, by author Andrew Chaikin. Copyright NASA and Andrew Chaikin.

Today on Discovery Enterprise we present the fifth and penultimate episode of the highly acclaimed documentary series Moon Machines.

The fifth installment of Moon Machines focuses on the teams that created the remarkable Apollo pressure suit.

Moon Machines is a Science Channel documentary miniseries of six episodes documenting the engineering challenges of the Apollo Program to land a man on the Moon. It covers everything from the iconic Saturn V to the Command Module, the Lunar Module, the Space Suits, the Guidance and Control Computer, and the Lunar Rover. It was created by the team who made In the “Shadow of the Moon” in association with NASA to commemorate the agency’s fiftieth anniversary in 2008.

Copyright Science Channel

Moon Machines – The Space Suit


2 Responses to “The Apollo Space Suit”

  1. 1 Ralph Buttigieg July 31, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    G'day,You know Alex, this series is like watching ancient history. Its so sad to think no one has left Earth orbit since 1971taRalph

  2. 2 Alex Michael Bonnici August 1, 2010 at 5:50 am

    I know the feeling all too well, Ralph my friend. And, our generation is perhaps the last to have lived and experienced such grand adventures. When I saw man take his first foot steps on the Moon I fully expected that we would have established colonies on the Moon and Mars by the time I was 20. I am now pushing towards 50 and none of it has come to pass.Sad indeed.Best regards,Alex

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