Apollo A-7LB Spacesuit Development for Apollo 15 through 17 Missions - Abridged Version

Discipline: Environmental Control/Life Support

With over 50 years of experience with NASA spacesuit development and operations, as well as the U.S. Air Force pressure suit, Jim McBarron shared his significant knowledge about Apollo A-7LB spacesuit development. This included A-7L suit requirements and design changes implemented to establish the Apollo A-7LB extravehicular and A-7LB Command Module Pilot suit design baselines. Additionally, he identified tests performed for certification, and significant spacesuit configuration changes implemented to support the Apollo 15 through 17 missions, and he concluded by identifying noteworthy lessons learned.

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