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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Reboot the Suit - First Stretch Goal - Alan Shepard's Mercury 1 Suit

The Smithsonian's Kickstarter has hit the $500,000 needed to get Neil Armstrong's suit ready for the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing. Now its time to preserve the spacesuit of the first American in space Alan Shepard. Hitting $700,000 will help preserve this suit as well, which looks like it needs more work than Armstrong's,

Shepard was launched into space on top of Mercury-Redstone 3 in the Freedom 7 capsule on May 5th, 1961.

Here is Shepard's spacesuit as it looks today;

And a quick link to the Kickstarter: Reboot the Suit

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