Pressure Suit, RX-2-A, Constant Volume, Litton
This RX-2-A Advanced Extra-Vehicular Suit is an experimental constant volume suit was manufactured by Litton Industries who made a series of "hard" suits during the early 1960s. These experimental suits were designed to maintain an almost perfectly constant volume while enabling a full range of body motions. They could operate at higher pressure, thus reducing the time-consuming oxygen pre-breathing period before extra vehicular activities.
It has more sophisticated shoulder joints than the RX-2, and closes with a dual-plane closure at the back. It operated at 5psi instead of the 3.7psi of the Apollo soft suits.
Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1977
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- National Air and Space Museum
- Manufacturer: Litton Guidance and Control Systems
- Inventory Number: A19820453000
- Physical Description
- Materials: Overall: Aluminum with fiberglass honeycomb, glass fibers and gellcoat Materials: Knees: PVC with leather Dimensions: Approximate: 5 ft. 9 in. long x 2 ft. 5 in. wide x 1 ft. 1 in. deep (175.26 x 73.66 x 33.02cm)
- Additional Info
- Rights: Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum Credit Line: Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center See more items in: National Air and Space Museum Collection Location: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA Hangar: James S. McDonnell Space Hangar Country of Origin: United States of America