Encyclopedia Astronautica's Space Suits
While it hurts to admit it, I know when I have been outdone. I have always admired the
Encyclopedia Astronautica for its sheer expansiveness on all fields of space technology. But when I started this site, Mark Wade hadn't yet expanded to include space suits. Now he has with usual detailed research into nearly every space suit and pressure suit concieved or manufactured. So go to Mark Wade's Space Suits for more information on individual world space suits. This page is devoted to a comparsion of space suits instead of a comprehensive catalouge.


The first Pressure and Space Suits:

Mark Ridge (Haldane-Davis) Space Suit

NASA's Space Suits throughout history:

Mercury

Gemini

Apollo \ Skylab

Space Shuttle \ International Space Station



  Shuttle EMU Orlan-M Mark-III David Clark More to
Come . . .
Orgin; Country/
company
USA/
Hamilton Sunstrand
Russia/
Zvezda
USA/
N/A
USA/
David Clark
Operating Pressure (psi) 4.3 5.8 designed 8.3
planned 3.75
3.75
Entry Waist Back Back Waist
Mission Status Current Flight Hardware Current Flight Hardware Advanced Development Advanced Development
Weight (lb) 107 242 120(goal to reduce to 80) N/A



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