Apollo Space Suit Presentation
with ILC Dover Historian Bill Ayrey
Rehoboth Beach Museum hosted Bill Ayrey, historian at ILC Dover on Thursday, April 17. Mr. Ayrey discussed the development and manufacturing of the Apollo space suits by this Delaware company. In addition during the presentation, participants were allowed to handle examples of space suit components. Shown at left from left to rigth: Vikram, Zachary, Logan, Bill Ayrey, and Rohan. The boys, all visiting from Maryland, enjoyed the presentation and the chance to get hands-on experience with the suits. Shown below left, Ed Gilpin checks the fit of a "cooling suit" fitted with yards of rubber tubing to keep astronauts cool while on the job.
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