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Smithsonian, Apr 17, 2000 - History - 238 pages
From the earliest days of flight, design of comfortable yet protective flying clothing has proved almost as great a challenge as the creation of airplanes and spacecraft. With more than 150 illustrations, this volume shows how researchers and designers culled life-saving ideas from sources both expected and obscure: deep-sea divers' equipment, pressurized inner tubes, tomato worms, and medieval armor.

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There are only about five books about spacesuits available. Suiting Up for Space (1971), U.S. Space gear (1994), Russian Spacesuits (2003), US Spacesuits (2006), and Spacesuits (2009). I've never read Suiting Up for Space but either way it's outdated on information about current suits, Russian Spacesuits is just about Russian space suits, and Spacesuits is mainly a visual book. So that really only leaves two books US Spacesuits and U.S. Space gear. Yes US Spacesuits is more up to date but U.S. Space Gear contains more information and pictures on prototypes and is a good filler for what the book US Spacesuits leaves out. Both are recommendable.
EDIT: In response to another review, it's a book about the equipment used not the astronauts.

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Lillian D. Kozloski was formerly a museum specialist in the department of space history at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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