Fashioning Apollo

Maria Popova of Brainpickings brought what looks to be a fantastic book to our attention: Nicholas de Monchaux’s “Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo”. Made up of 21 separate layers, Monchaux explores the technology and materials that were used to construct the Apollo Block II spacesuits, which would protect Apollo’s astronauts from the hazards of space. AND it was made by Playtex seamstresses! (Playtex was then known as the International Latex Corporation – not nearly as catchy).

NB The Apollo spacesuit did not look like this