Spacesuits : A Visual Journey

I just finished reading a really nice article in the New York Times about spacesuits. The article was written in reference to a traveling exhibition of full-size photographs and X-ray images organized by the Smithsonian, set to launch next Spring. Shown here are some of the suits, x-ray images and explanations of each image. These are such a huge source of inspiration for designers, the details and functions are endless. I can not wait to see this exhibit!

“A lot of it is engineering,” Joseph J. Kosmo, a senior project engineer with NASA who has designed spacesuits for nearly 50 years, said in an interview. “But a lot of it is art, too.”