From The New Yorker's Photo Booth blog:

March 16, 1960. This suit built by the Republic Aviation Corporation solved the problem of what “the well-dressed man” would “wear for a stroll over the airless moonscape.” An article in the New York Times promised that the outfit would have its own oxygen supply and that its tripod legs would “enable its wearer to rest by sitting on a perch inside.” The wrench hands were presumably for securing loose screws.

From The New Yorker's Photo Booth blog:

March 16, 1960. This suit built by the Republic Aviation Corporation solved the problem of what “the well-dressed man” would “wear for a stroll over the airless moonscape.” An article in the New York Times promised that the outfit would have its own oxygen supply and that its tripod legs would “enable its wearer to rest by sitting on a perch inside.” The wrench hands were presumably for securing loose screws.

The history of the Fisher Space Pen at the Smithsonian’s Design Decoded blog.
"NASA’s Most Excellent Outfits" in Life

A suit designed for the Reduced Gravity Walking Simulator located at the  Lunar Landing Facility. The purpose of this simulator was to study the  subject while walking, jumping, or running. Researchers conducted  studies of various factors such as fatigue limit, energy expenditure,  and speed of locomotion.

(via BB)

"NASA’s Most Excellent Outfits" in Life

A suit designed for the Reduced Gravity Walking Simulator located at the Lunar Landing Facility. The purpose of this simulator was to study the subject while walking, jumping, or running. Researchers conducted studies of various factors such as fatigue limit, energy expenditure, and speed of locomotion.

(via BB)

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Sweet Russian Spaceship Watch
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It’s On Ebay!

Sweet Russian Spaceship Watch

Starts at $49, Ends Monday