Looking Over Our Shoulder: The Space Race

This post is part of a series pertaining to SCRC’s current exhibition, Looking Over Our Shoulder: The Cold War in American Culture. The text was borrowed from the exhibition. One of the most important struggles of the Cold War period was the Space Race, which, boiled down to its essence, was an effort to assert […]

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From the Back of the Vault: Testing Space Suits for NASA

The suits used by NASA astronauts in space missions undergo strenuous testing on Earth before they ever make it into outer space.  While in space, astronauts conduct experiments, make repairs, and do other types of space-related work wearing one of two types of spacesuits.  Intra-Vehicular Activity (IVA) suits are worn for, as the name implies, […]

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