Spacecraft for one -- Layers for living -- Keeping cool -- Give them a hand -- Helmet head -- Backpack for breathing -- Getting dressed -- Take a walk -- Another way to fly -- Packing for space.
If you're going to orbit the Earth, moonwalk, or float in space, you need the right outfit. From helmet to space boots, every part of an astronaut's spacesuit is designed for survival. This reader, developed with Smithsonian's popular Air and Space Museum, provides a close look at the suits, boots, helmets, gloves, and other gear astronauts have worn into space, from the early days of space exploration to the present-day. --Publisher.