Constructing the Spacesuits of Apollo 11
The Apollo 11 astronauts safely returned to Earth 45 years ago on July 24, 1969, after their successful mission to the surface of the Moon. Their mission depended on carefully engineered spacesuits to protect them from the rigors of space while also enabling them to explore the surface of the Moon. Moonwalk One shows the construction of a spacesuit as we hear the women who sew and manufacture it speaking about their work and the idea of going into space. They well understood the importance of their work. One tiny defect could easily put an astronaut’s life at risk.
From the series: Headquarters’ Films Relating to Aeronautics, 1962 - 1981. Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1903 - 2006