April 11 to June 2015
Perilous voyages to the unknown mark many chapters in this country’s history, but few have captured the imagination like the journey into space. Through America ingenuity, innovation, and determination, our dreams of space travel were realized, but a successful launch is only half the battle. Spacesuits are the survival gear that made it possible for humans to take flight. This exhibition will highlight new x-ray images that provide a unique view of the interiors of suits. The exhibition will feature a replica Apollo spacesuit on loan from NASA and 10 objects from the National Air and Space Museum’s collection, including a glove, a boot and helmets. Suited for Space was organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. Generous support was provided by DuPont. Location: Special Exhibits Gallery.