Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

January 27, 2022

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Suited for Space’s x-ray photos let visitors see the inner workings of space gear, like the 1964 A4-H “Universal” helmet.

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The Smithsonian spaces out

Ever wondered how an astronaut can feel a moon rock through thick layers of protection, or how an astronaut turns his or her head in a spacesuit? Well, even if you haven’t, you’ll still likely find something interesting in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Suited for Space photo exhibit in Washington. It traces the development of space suits and other equipment used by the many decades of the US space program. Suited for Space features everything from the conventional wrinkled-white look to all-silver affairs that look like ’50s B-movie props. The exhibit will be running until December 2, at which point it will continue its US tour in Philadelphia and Seattle.

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