Apollo Space Suit Patent Print
- Printed in the U.S.A. on canvas with archival ink
- 16 X 20 inch patent print
- Restored and digitally enhanced while maintaining the integrity of the original document
Patented in 1973 for the Apollo Space Program, this pressure suit was designed to be worn both inside and outside a space vehicle as well as on the lunar surface. With its inner liner, intermediate pressure layer, and outer thermal protection and removable helmet and gloves, it provided protection and life support measures for the near vacuum of outer space. Finished in a high contrast style, this patent print of the Space Suit is digitally enhanced and printed on canvas with archival ink. An inspiring piece for home or office, it is a striking reminder of the American space exploration program.
Starting with the records of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, formed in 1915 to study problems of flight and to conduct research in aeronautics, the National Archives holds in trust the records of NASA and other records related to aeronautics, including the Wright brothers' patent for their flying machine.