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    • Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo

    • By: Nicholas de Monchaux
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the lunar surface in July of 1969, they wore spacesuits made by Playtex: 21 layers of fabric, each with a distinct yet interrelated function, custom-sewn for them by seamstresses whose usual work was fashioning bras and girdles. This book is the story of that spacesuit. It is a story of the triumph over the military-industrial complex by the International Latex Corporation, best known by its consumer brand of "Playtex" - a victory of elegant softness over engineered hardness, of adaptation over cybernetics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the best story I have ever heard about Apollo

    • By Jack Fleming on 13-03-2018

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