Space Suit of the Week

Fitting In Space - Space Suits In Rockets

Fitting In Space - Space Suits In Rockets

First and foremost, all of the images this week are from the same big, huge, excellent flickr photo set Man in Space. The set is a trove, with so many images that I had to get really specific when trying to decide what images to post, eventually pulling only  images that diagram how astronauts fit inside various spacecraft. Above are excellent cutaway examples of these diagrams and bellow is a gallery that includes others. The scale of some of the vehicles that launched us into orbit, like the Saturn V rocket, is hard to comprehend, but maybe it makes it a little easier to see scale figures in these drawings.  Lucky for us, most of the scale figures are wearing space suits.


July 29, 2011 / By