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Lot 305: Spacesuit Application Studies Model
RR Auction: Space & Aviation Auction
May 23, 2013
Amherst, NH, USA
Description: Interesting and uncommon full-size space suit application studies model built by noted pioneer spacesuit designer, author, and historian Gary L. Harris. Model measures approximately 68˝ high and is held up by a three-legged metal frame which attaches around the mid-section. Model consists of a solid construction one-piece fiberglass torso which extends slightly outward from the back, with a six-screw opening. Torso ends in a clear plastic helmet at the top. Inside has basic electronics with a microphone in the helmet, with wiring that extends through the door on the back through two plugs. Model has canvas arms connected to gloves, and canvas legs which end in solid boots. Arm length is adjustable with a retractable rope system. In fine condition, with expected age wear. Harris was an important figure in space suit and life support design. A magnificent hands-on model.