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The Spirit of the Spacesuit, New York Times, 20 July 2011

Michael S Bergin
Jul 27, '11 1:44 PM EST

Link to New York Times Article

On the eve of NASA’s final space shuttle mission, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urban Design Nicholas de Monchaux contributed an Op-Ed piece to the New York Times in which he examined the role of the spacesuit over the course of the administration’s history. Professor de Monchaux explores the architectural history of the Apollo 11 Spacesuit in particular in his new book Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo (MIT Press, 2011).
Professor de Monchaux was also a guest on Science Friday with John Logsdon and Ira Flatow. Listen to their discussion on the beginning and legacy of the Apollo missions to the moon here: How to Dress for Space Travel.