An interesting interview by Geoff Manaugh (BLDGBLOG) to Nicholas de Monchaux about his book “Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo”. As usually the post is a deep analysis of the book’s topics, ranging from clothing and architecture, the spacesuit as a portable environment, the space race of the ’60, cyborgs and so on.
From the post: ” Bridging the line between clothing and architecture, the spacesuit is a portable environment: a continuation of habitable space, safe for human beings, capable of radical detachment from the Earth. That a “soft” and pliable suit designed by Playtex — manufacturer of women’s underwear — would beat the “hard,” armor-like suit design of military contractors is the surprising core story of de Monchaux’s research.”
[Images: From Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo by Nicholas de Monchaux].