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Spacesuits are focus of new Lowell exhibit
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FLAGSTAFF - Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff has a new temporary exhibit called "Suited for Space" about the evolution of spacesuits.

Lowell also is conducting a crowd-sourcing campaign through May 13 to get the public's help in restoring its 117-year-old Clark Telescope. For information see and

The spacesuit exhibit will remain through June 16 before heading to a new site on its 11-city national tour.

The exhibition has its own Facebook page for space trivia, curatorial insight, and general fun. Visit and

The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum are doing the exhibit.

The exhibition features large-scale photographs of suits worn by astronauts from Project Mercury through the Skylab program, as well as suits used in testing and training.

While the fragility of these spacesuits prevents them from traveling, the exhibition will feature a replica Apollo spacesuit on loan from NASA and 10 objects from the National Air and Space Museum's collection, including a glove, a boot and helmets.

"Suited for Space" includes suits that made history - like the one Buzz Aldrin wore on the moon - and those that never left the ground such as the Mark V spacesuit designed for Project Mercury.

"Suited for Space" is accompanied by a richly illustrated book titled "Spacesuits: The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Collection" available through powerHouse Books.

The photographs featured in "Suited for Space" were taken by Smithsonian photographer Mark Avino. In addition Avino, in collaboration with Ronald Cunningham, produced new X-ray images that provide a unique view of the interiors of the spacesuits. Avino's photographs provide a visual timeline of the spacesuits' development over the years.

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