The 5 Most Interesting Facts I Learned While Researching THE SPACESUIT: HOW A SEAMSTRESS HELPED PUT MAN ON THE MOON, plus Giveaway! (US only)

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Sometimes facts are more interesting than fiction.   The true story of how the A7L spacesuit was made is incredible.  I fell in love with it right away! It had: suspense, big dreams, underdogs, danger, and a magical ending.  What was not to love?

 

The A7L spacesuit has become one of the most famous and celebrated garments in international history.

While researching the story behind these moon suits, I discovered a treasure trove of interesting facts.  Today I’m going to share with you the five most interesting facts I learned about the A7L spacesuit.


1. Bras and Girdles : Playtex, a division of ILC Dover was known for making bras, girdles, and diaper covers.   The same women that made clothing for women and children made the moon suits for the first moon walk 50 years ago

 

2. Pinholes:  Pins were used very sparingly during the fabrication of the A7L.  A pinhole could have dire consequences for astronauts. An x-ray machine was used to detect any unwanted pins left behind in the suits.

 

3. Armour-   The suits that were competing against Playtex, were hard like armour.   ILC Dover / Playtex used latex to fabricate the A7L spacesuit. This is why the A7L was softer and more comfortable than other suits.. 

 

4. 9 Suits– Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins had 3 spacesuits each: One for flight, one for training, and one for back up. 

 

5. 21 layers-  The A7L spacesuit had 21 thin layers.  It was like no other spacesuit. It was heat resistant, comfortable and light enough so that astronauts could walk on the moon.  



These and other facts can be found in the  ‘The Spacesuit:  How a seamstress helped put Man on the Moon”. 

 

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THE AUTHOR: 

 

Image result for alison donald  Alison Donald: Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, Alison Donald now lives in Farnham with her British husband and 3 young children.  She works as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist and has over 10 years of experience helping children with special needs reach their potential. Her debut picture book, The New Libearian was previously published in the U.S. by Clarion Books.

 

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Danielle Hammelef on Saturday, 03 August 2019 18:11

The cover is amazing and perfect for this fun and educational book on one of my favorite subjects.

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The cover is amazing and perfect for this fun and educational book on one of my favorite subjects.
Debra Branigan on Wednesday, 07 August 2019 15:06

The cover is great and the information sounds very interesting. I already have this in my cart!

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The cover is great and the information sounds very interesting. I already have this in my cart!
Dan Denman on Tuesday, 13 August 2019 10:16

The book cover is fun. This story sounds interesting and informative.

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The book cover is fun. This story sounds interesting and informative.
Shane Ashland on Thursday, 15 August 2019 07:18

The cover is beautiful. Love books with juicy factuals!

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The cover is beautiful. Love books with juicy factuals!
Alyssa Annico on Friday, 16 August 2019 05:56

This looks and sounds amazing!

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This looks and sounds amazing! :D

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